Jaw Surgery for TMJ Disorder

jawThe TMJ disorder is manifest through pain, headaches, clicking and popping of the jaw, difficulty in chewing and biting and inflammation of the joint. Treatment regimes to cure the problem exist which are both invasive and non-invasive. Other conservative treatments are hot and cold compresses, correct jaw posture and jaw exercises.

Surgery is recommended in situations where the temperomandibular joint has been damaged. The common surgical procedures are:

·         Joint replacement

·         Disk repositioning

·         Re-contouring the jaw socket

·         Removing a damaged disk

Surgery can be done through open repair and arthroscopically. Dental work can be done to restore the structure of teeth. All processes are aimed to create the ideal bite.

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Somnowell Inventor - Visiting Professor Simon Ash FDS MSc MOrth BDS

Prof. Ash is the inventor of the highly successful SOMNOWELL Chrome device for snoring and sleep apnoea.

The Somnowell Chrome is made to exacting standards in the Somnowell laboratory under the supervision of Visiting Professor Simon Ash. Prof. Ash and his master technicians create each Somnowell Chrome device using their wealth of experience and expertise.

Prof. Ash works at the forefront of his profession. He is a Consultant and Specialist Orthodontist with over 30 years clinical experience, with a special interest in sleep related breathing disorders, TMJD, and bruxism. He currently works in Harley Street London and two private hospitals in London as part of a multi-disciplinary team managing snoring and sleep apnoea, and is Visiting Professor of Orthodontics at the BPP University.