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…

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…