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…

TMD: What You Can Do

An injury or inborn condition affecting the temporomandibular joints can result in a lot of pain, on one or both sides of your jaw. And that, in turn, can make it painful to chew or to laugh, to swallow, or even to brush your teeth or speak. At Sleep Apnea & TMJ Solutions in Brentwood…

Women and TMD

Precise numbers are not known, but studies show  that women are far more likely than men to develop TMD, a painful jaw disorder. The imbalance is striking: about ninety percent of the worst cases are reported by women. TMD treatment is one of our specialties at Sleep Apnea and TMJ Solutions in Brentwood TN. TMD…

New TMD Treatment on Horizon?

Researchers are hailing a new treatment for temporomandibular joint disorder, or TMD, as a breakthrough that could lead to new methods of care. While it remains experimental, there is great hope it may someday be available from dental professionals like Sleep Apnea & TMJ Solutions in Brentwood TN. The TM joint (TMJ) connects the jaw…

TMD Treatment: What You Can Do

Temporomandibular disorders, known as TMDs for short, are painful and even debilitating. At Poss Sleep Apnea & TMJ Solutions in Brentwood, we offer the best available treatment for TMD. The term TMD actually refers to not one, but a group of conditions that affect the Temporomandibular joint, or jaw. Because it can be difficult to pinpoint…

Women and TMD

The temporomandibular joints are the points on each side of your jaw where the jawbone connects to the skull. Perhaps mercifully, the joint is usually referred to as the TMJ. It is susceptible to a painful condition called TMJ Disorder, or TMD, which is treatable at Poss Sleep Apnea & TMJ Solutions in Brentwood. The…