Who Gets Sleep Apnea?

Sleep apnea is a serious condition that, if left untreated, can lead to serious health issues. If you or a loved one is showing any of its symptoms, we can help at Poss Sleep Apnea & TMJ Solutions in Brentwood TN. First, some definitions: People with sleep apnea experience interrupted breathing while they sleep. This…

Treating TMJ/TMD

Most people with TMD (temporomandibular disorder) have fairly mild symptoms, or symptoms that come and go with simple therapy they can do at home. But no treatment should be taken without the guidance of a health care professional, like the team at Poss Sleep Apnea and TMD Solutions in Brentwood TN. The temporomandibular joint is…

Sleep Apnea: A Common Condition

Sleep apnea is more common than you might think: more than eighteen million adult Americans cope with it, according to the National Sleep Foundation. The good news, if you can call it that, is that the treatment available at Poss Sleep Apnea & TMJ Solutions in Brentwood TN can ease the symptoms. There are three…

Women and TMD

It isn’t fair, but it’s true: women are far more likely than men to experience the jaw pain we know as temporomandibular joint disorder, or TMD. Treating it is one of our specialties at Poss Sleep Apnea & TMJ Solutions in Brentwood TN. TMD is a complex condition and its exact causes are not known. But…

Do You Have a TMJ Disorder?

Millions of Americans are affected by temporomandibular disorders, sometimes called TMD or TMJ disorders. It’s a painful and surprisingly mysterious condition with a range of symptoms. Its cause can be hard to identify, but it is treatable at Poss Sleep Apnea & TMJ Solutions in Brentwood TN. The most common TMD symptoms include jaw pain,…

Treating TMJ/TMD

At Sleep Apnea and TMJ Solutions in Brentwood TN, providing relief to people with TMJ/TMD is one of our most important functions. Temporomandibular Disorders – TMD – are a wide range of problems that often overlap. They are generally associated with pain in the jaw joint, and in the muscles surrounding that joint. Most of…

Jaws

The human jaw is a framework of bones that form the mouth. The upper and lower portions are connected by the  temporomandibular joint, or TMJ. It’s a hinge joint that allows the two portions to move in opposition to each other, which is how we bite and chew. Problems in this joint can be very…