The Signs and Symptoms of TMJ Disorder

neck painTemporomandibular joint disorder is a problem which affects the jaw joints which connect the jaw to the skull. The root cause of temporomandibular joint disorder is not clear but can be as a result of arthritis or physical trauma.

Symptoms of TMJ disorder include:

  • Tooth grinding
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Clogged ears
  • Tension in the neck
  • Diminished ability to open jaw
  • Sensitive teeth and gums
  • Clicking or popping sound in the joint

Treatment should be sought immediately any of these symptoms are noticed. A combination of exercise and stress-reduction can be good treatment for mild TMJ disorder. In severe cases, surgery is sometimes preferred.

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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.