Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction
Temporomandibular joint dysfunction is caused by the joints getting displaced or the failure to maintain a normal relationship between articular surfaces over the normal ranges of motion. Pain, restricted jaw functions and clicking sounds are symptoms of the condition. TMJD is however more common among women than among men, with the ratio reported to be 8:1.
TMJD may have other complications such as disrupted sleep. Early treatment for the condition is recommended to stop complications developing. Treatment options include use of NSAID to reduce pain and inflammation, intraoral splints, and surgery to correct displacements and motion range to allow for better jaw function.
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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.
The Somnowell mandibular advancement appliance is also recommended by:
- Sleep Centres
- ENT Surgeons, Sleep Physicians, Respiratory, Physicians
- Orthodontists, Dentists
- General Medical Practitioners