TemporoMandibular Joint Disorder (TMJ) – A Close Look at Jaw Joint and Jaw Muscle Conditions

jaw bonesTemporomandibular joint disorders can cause pain and malfunctioning of the jaw joints and the muscles that control the movement of the jaw. These medical problems can cause one to suffer from bruxism which is grinding of the teeth. An article from http://patienttalk.org has featured several facts about temporomandibular joint disorders.

  • People with TMJ will develop serious and chronic symptoms, including jaw pain, stiffness of the jaw, headaches, sensitive teeth, difficulty in opening the mouth, eating hard foods can be painful, and awareness of grinding/clenching teeth.

  • In investigating the symptoms of TMJ, it is important to determine the age when TMJ disorder was evident, the symptoms of the disorder, how the problem was diagnosed (through a dentist or a specialist), what treatments have been used and how effective they are and what impact TMJ has on you and your lifestyle in general.

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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.