Brentwood Sleep Apnea and TMJ Solutions
Sleep apnea and TMJ are two growing health concerns in the United States. If you have been diagnosed with either of these, there is a dentist in Brentwood TN here to help. At Poss Sleep Apnea and TMJ Solutions, we focus on treating both sleep apnea and TMJ to help our patients live quality lives! Managing these disorders is what we do to make the world a better place!
Sleep Apnea & TMJ Solutions
Dr. Stephen D. Poss
1177 Old Hickory Blvd, Suite 203
Brentwood, TN 37027
Monday • 8:00 am – 4:00 pm Tuesday • 8:00 am – 4:00 pm Wednesday • 8:00 am – 4:00 pm Thursday • 8:00 am – 4:00 pm Friday • 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction
TMJ (temporomandibular joint) is the point where your jawbone connects to your skull. It is incredibly complex. A disorder in this area of your face can cause a wide array of problems because you use this area of your face for both speaking and eating.
TMJ dysfunction/disorder can manifest in many different ways. Some of the symptoms that are associated with a misaligned jaw include:
- If you are experiencing headaches
- ear pain
- tinnitus (ringing in your ears)
- neck/shoulder pain
- difficulty in moving your jaw
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms you may have TMD (temporomandibular disorder). This disorder can be disruptive to your everyday activities. Our office has advanced technology to diagnose and treat your disorder. Let our dentist Brentwood TN help you get back to living your life!
Sleep apnea is a growing problem in our country. Sleepers stop breathing, sometimes several times in an hour. Sleep apnea can often keep you from getting your much-needed rest. We know you need to sleep safely and soundly!
Types of Sleep Apnea
There are 3 different types of sleep apnea and whatever type you may suffer from will help to determine the best course of treatment for you. These three types are:
- Obstructive Sleep Apnea – the most common type; occurs when the airway is physically blocked
- Central Sleep Apnea – occurs when the brain does not connect to the lungs until there is a lack of oxygen
- Complex Sleep Apnea – a combination of both obstructive and complex sleep apnea
Treating Sleep Apnea
Sleep apnea is sometimes treated with the use of a breathing machine known as a CPAP. With further advancements in dental technology we can offer you an alternative: sleep apnea oral appliances. These oral appliances are mouthguards that are worn while you sleep and are customized for your unique mouth. Using the sleep apnea oral appliance typically proves to be more comfortable and convenient for people who suffer from the sleep disorder. If you are interested in sleep apnea appliances, call our Brentwood dentist office today to schedule a consultation.
Get Relief from Sleep Apnea or TMJ – Contact Brentwood TMJ Specialist Dr. Stephen Poss!
You don’t need to suffer from snoring problems or TMJ headaches and pain. Call, text, or email our Brentwood dentist office today to schedule an appointment to manage your sleep disorder or jaw dysfunction and improve the quality of your life!