Why Is TMJ So Common in Women?

Women are far more likely to get temporomandibular disorders, or TMJ, than men are. No one knows why for sure, but the fact that it’s  more common in women is by now well-established. TMJ is one of the specialties at Poss Sleep Apnea & TMJ Solutions in Brentwood TN. Science may not know why it’s…

Painful Symptoms: TMJ and Women

You can’t pronounce it, but you think you may have a condition you learned about after searching the Internet: temporomandibular joint disorder, which, thank goodness, is usually shortened to TMJ or TMD. The symptoms in the search results match your own symptoms. TMJ disorder is treatable at Poss Sleep Apnea & TMJ Solutions in Brentwood…

Do I Have TMD?

The jaw is one of the most remarkable parts of the human body. It is both a hinge joint and a sliding joint, and because of this dual function, we are able to move it up and down and in circular motions. This enables us to talk, chew, and yawn, among many other activities. As…

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…

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…

TMD: In The Short Term

One of the maddening things about temporomandibular joint disorders (TMD) is that their exact cause (or causes) still hasn’t been identified. If we knew its cause we just might be halfway to finding the best prevention. In the meantime, there is effective treatment for TMD at Poss Sleep Apnea & TMJ Solutions in Brentwood TN, and…

TMD: Diagnosis and Treatment

Just pronouncing it can be a challenge: temporomandibular joint, for which we can use the convenient shorthand TMJ. A disorder of the TMJ is, by extension, referred to as TMD. It’s a painful and complicated condition, but is treatable at Poss Sleep Apnea & TMJ Solutions in Brentwood TN. There are many possible causes of…