Murfreesboro Sleep Apnea and TMJ Treatment
Sleep apnea and temporomandibular joint disorders (TMDs) both affect millions of people around the world — often undiagnosed. These issues prevent restful sleep, interrupt daily life through pain or loss of focus, and are entirely treatable.
Sleep Apnea and TMJ Solutions is here to offer top-quality apnea and TMD treatment to the residents of Murfreesboro. If you have joint pain, difficulty biting and chewing, chronic exhaustion, or you just can’t stop snoring, then our office is the place to be. Get help from a local sleep apnea and TMJ specialist!
Sleep Apnea & TMJ Solutions
Dr. Stephen D. Poss
1605 Medical Center Pkwy, Suite 215
Murfreesboro, TN 37129
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 Disorder
The temporomandibular joints on either side of your face, known as TMJs, are particularly susceptible to stress, damage, and injury. It is common for the TMJs to develop disorders — or TMDs — due to this stress or damage.
TMJ Disorder Side Effects
TMJ disorder can make it difficult to bite, chew, or sometimes even to speak without complication. They can cause a great deal of pain and tension that does not stay localized to the TMJ area. When left untreated by a TMJ specialist, TMDs can result in chronic migraines, lockjaw, and wear to the teeth.
TMJ Disorder Treatment
TMD treatment involves a meeting with our Murfreesboro TMJ specialist in order to diagnose the exact cause of the stress on the joint. From there, we can determine how to most effectively relieve that stress and allow the TMJ to heal. These treatments can include oral appliances, bite guards, muscle relaxants, and physical therapy.
What Is Sleep Apnea?
Apnea is a condition that causes your airways to narrow or close at night, which forces you to wake up and restart your breathing. These moments are often so short that the sleeper doesn’t remember them. They wake up thinking they’ve had plenty of sleep, never realizing that they haven’t.
The truth is that those with sleep apnea can wake up anywhere from a few times a night to hundreds. Whatever the number, however, waking up breaks the sleep cycle and prevents REM. The results are severe daytime exhaustion, low oxygen levels, chronic snoring, and increased risk of many other serious health conditions.
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
Sleep Apnea Treatment
Sleep Apnea and TMJ Solutions is able to serve the Murfreesboro area with comprehensive sleep apnea treatment that can stop snoring and dramatically increase the quality of your sleep. These include CPAP machines and oral appliances.
High-Quality TMJ and Sleep Apnea Treatment In Murfreesboro
Sleep apnea and temporomandibular disorders can both lead to serious complications. If you are experiencing pain in your jaw, restless sleep, difficulty with the movement of your mouth, or need help to stop snoring loudly and chronically, contact Sleep Apnea and TMJ Solutions today!