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 disorder called TMJ, which we specialize in at Poss Sleep Apnea and TMJ Solutions in Brentwood TN.
TMJ, also known as TMD, is a painful condition involving the nerves and muscles of the jaw. It may be caused by trauma or inflammation to the joint. This in turn can lead to:
- Pain while chewing
- Swelling of the face
- Tooth grinding
- Jaw dislocation
There are several risk factors for TMJ, which include:
- Poor posture
Additionally, women between the ages of eighteen and forty-four are at higher risk.
If this sounds like something you or a loved one is coping with, please call us at Poss Sleep Apnea & TMJ Solutions in Brentwood TN. The first step to successful treatment is an accurate diagnosis. We can develop a customized treatment plan. Schedule an appointment with us today!