Lee Palmer, DDS in Franklin, Tennessee
Lee Palmer, DDS is your jaw pain and TMJ expert. No one around has the technology, the years of experience, or the knowledge to more effectively treat your TMJ or related jaw disorder.
You'll be comforted to know that when you come to our office we understand what you've been going through; and we'll do everything possible to make it better.
We analyze your jaw movement and muscle function with electronic measurements to determine your optimal bite. Your specific treatment will depend on your diagnosis.
Dental Sleep Medicine
A Possible CPAP Alternative for Sleep Apnea
The American Academy of Sleep Medicine recommends dental sleep appliances as the primary treatment for mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea and snoring. Although continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) remains the standard for the treatment of severe obstructive sleep apnea, some patients who are intolerant of CPAP are successfully treated using dental appliances.
Accurate diagnosis of your precise sleep disorder is necessary prior to the personalized prescription of any dental appliance for the treatment of sleep apnea, snoring or nighttime tooth grinding. This process begins with an overnight sleep study (polysomnography) performed under the direction of a sleep physician who will discuss the findings with the patient and make appropriate treatment recommendations, which may include a dental sleep appliance.