TMJ Disorder: Common Symptoms, Uncommon Cause

TMJ disorder is a painful condition that primarily affects the jaws, but can cause pain throughout the head area and even into the shoulders. The cause of TMJ can be mysterious, but the symptoms are treatable at Poss Sleep Apnea and TMJ Solutions in Brentwood TN. The most common symptom of TMJ disorder is pain…

Three Times As Likely: Women and TMJ

Temporomandibular disorder is a condition affecting the jaw, which makes it painful just to open and close your mouth. It’s even painful to say it, and perhaps mercifully, it is usually reerred to as TMJ or TMD. It’s one of our specialties at Poss Sleep Apnea & TMJ Solutions in Brentwood TN. The exact cause…

TMJ: Get An Accurate Diagnosis

The human jaw is a marvel of evolution. It is a hinge joint that allows us to move the lower jaw now only up and down, but from side to side so that we can bite and chew and grind food, as well as talk and yawn. But problems can arise with all that movement,…

A Marvel of Evolution

Your lower jaw is connected to your skull by the two joints on each side of your head. They are complex joints, described by a complex word: temporomandibular. When something goes wrong with these joints it can be painful, but there is treatment available at Poss Sleep Apnea & TMJ Solutions in Brentwood TN. The…

TMJ Disorder: Diagnosis and Treatment

The two points that connect the lower jaw to your skull are called the temporomandibular joints. They are two of the most complex joints in the human body. Because of their complexity, they are susceptible to painful physical disorders. But these can be successfully treated at Poss Sleep Apnea & TMJ Solutions in Brentwood TN. These…

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. We 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…