Dr. Poss treats TMJ disorder, sleep apnea, and snoring with some of the most advanced technology available. This allows him to diagnose individual patients accurately and treat them effectively.
Sleep Apnea/Snoring Treatment Technology
Obstructive sleep apnea, or OSA, occurs when an individual suffers from blockages of the airway as they sleep. This causes snoring and disrupts sleeping patterns, which can be exhausting for the sufferer and those around them. It can also lead to serious health problems including heart attacks, strokes, and diabetes. For this reason, Dr. Poss utilizes highly developed computer technology to treat sleep apnea and to stop snoring.
Stop Snoring | The various appliances we prescribe to those with sleep apnea can also be used to treat basic snoring. If you or a loved one snore during the night, you may be interested in trying a snoring mouthpiece. A snoring mouthpiece will keep you from snoring and help you enjoy a better night’s rest. Every patient is unique so Dr. Poss offers a variety of different appliances that are designed to fit for patient’s circumstances.
Introducing SomnoDent | Dr. Poss is the first, and currently, the only, dentist in Nashville to offer this incredible compliance recording technology. While we recognize that the CPAP is an ideal treatment for many of those diagnosed with sleep apnea, 40% of sleep apnea patients are CPAP intolerant, and CPAP is impractical for transportation workers. For patients who can’t be treated with CPAP, we provide the SomnoDent appliance. The SomnoDent appliance works with compliance, which means it records the head position and hours worn. SomnoDent delivers daily summaries that are easily accessible and allow us to track each patient’s progress and prescribe the right treatment.
TMJ Treatment Technology
If you are suffering from pain in your jaw, face, or neck, or are having headaches or trouble chewing, you may have a TMJ disorder. TMJ disorders are frustrating and life-altering. Out of those who leave their TMD untreated, about 70% of cases will worsen over time, becoming more painful and causing more symptoms. It is important that all TMJ disorders are treated quickly.
With TMJ treatment Dr Poss’s office uses a 3D imaging system to be able help know the proper position that the jaw and joint should be. No two TMJ problems are exactly alike, and for that reason, it is important that your dentist has the right technology with the power to diagnose you properly. We utilize Mytrotonics to measure joint noise and detect your specific TMD symptoms. Mytrotonics gives us the ability to narrow down which treatment will help you the most, and allows our treatments to be more effective. After our diagnosis, we can create a TMJ appliance that will fit you well and resolve any health issues you may have. All of our appliances are FDA 510K approved.
Dr. Poss will follow up with you to ensure that things are improving. He will administer questionnaires and track the progress to make sure you are experiencing results. He is also the first dentist in the area to imbed a computer chip into the appliance to verify its usage. Using this technology, he can make any adjustments or calibrations necessary so that you can see success as soon as possible.
Set up an appointment with Dr. Poss today. Chances are, we have the technology that will work to improve your health and change your life.