Your chronic headaches or fatigue might be stemming from something more than stress or lack of sleep. A complete analysis by a TMJ and sleep apnea expert can determine if a problem with your oral health is contributing to your daily discomfort. Dr. Stephen Poss, through advanced TMJ diagnostic technology, uses a TMJ X-ray to accurately identify any indications of TMJ or sleep apnea to provide you with high-quality and successful treatment in the Nashville area.
Causes Of TMJ Disorder
Some common causes of TMJ disorder are:
- Jaw tightness
- Oral bite misalignment
- Teeth grinding
- Poor posture
- Excessive gum chewing
- Physical trauma
- Stress or anxiety
Here at Sleep Apnea and TMJ Solutions, we have the technology for a TMJ X-ray and the expertise to determine what is causing your TMJ, to better customize your individual treatment plan. Each of our plans is totally tailored to your needs!
Dr. Poss completed dental reconstruction thus allowing me to live pain free following years of TMJ/jaw pain, headaches, and continual sinus pressure. His ability to diagnosis and teat my specific problems and concerns has also resulted in a beautiful smile and continued opportunites in my personal and professional life… – Peggy Miller
Signs Of TMJ Disorder
TMJ is mainly characterized by pain and tenderness around the jaw joints, but other symptoms are frequently reported including:
- Headaches and migraines
- Popping and clicking sounds in the jaw
- Stiff jaw muscles
- Jaw muscle spasms
- Limited jaw movement
- Difficulty chewing
- Ear pain
- Ringing or buzzing in the ears
- Blurred vision
- Dizziness or vertigo
Dr. Poss and his team can address all of your TMJ symptoms and concerns.
TMJ Disorder Risk Factors
Factors that may increase your risk of developing TMJ disorder include:
- Poor posture
- Being a woman aged 18 to 44
- Inflammatory diseases like arthritis
- Past jaw trauma
However, patients without these factors can also develop TMJ. If you are suffering from TMJ symptoms, do not wait to schedule an exam with us.
Diagnostics for TMJ Disorder and Sleep Apnea
Our 3-dimensional cone beam x-ray helps us to diagnose and treat sleep apnea as well as temporomandibular joint dysfunction:
Find Out If You Have a TMJ Disorder
At Sleep Apnea and TMJ Solutions, we are dedicated to getting you the comfort and relief you deserve. Contact us today for detailed exams and advanced treatment that targets TMJ symptoms. We serve patients throughout the Brentwood, Murfreesboro, Nashville, and Franklin, TN area.