Temperomandibular Joint Disorder

Temperomandibular Joint Disorder

Temperomandibular Joint Disorder facts

  • Temperomandibular Joint Disorder affects between 5% and 12% of the population
  • TMJ affects the jaw joint – one of the most complex joints in the body
  • The jaw joint undergoes constant strain, and is used every time you talk, chew, and swallow

What is Temperomandibular Joint Disorder?

Temperomandibular Joint Disorder  (TMJ) covers a range of conditions affecting the jaw joints and the chewing muscles. The symptoms include jaw pain, migraine, earache and difficulty in chewing. Various factors can place a strain on the jaw joint, leading to pain and discomfort. These include excessive nail biting and gum chewing, and misalignment of the teeth due to dental problems.

Somnowell for Temperomandibular Joint Disorder

The Somnowell is an unparalleled treatment for TMJ. The creation of each Somnowell involves  technologies normally reserved for advanced medical procedures. The appliance places the jaw in its optimum balanced and therapeutic position. The Somnowell holds the lower jaw forward during sleep and discourages clenching and tooth grinding by deprogramming the neuromuscular system.

Snoring treatment

At least 30% of adults snore. Snoring can be a major factor in sleep disturbance and the stress that can result from it.

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What is Sleep Apnoea?

Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA) is triggered by an increase in weight or a reduction in muscle tone.

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Teeth grinding

Bruxism is a habit individuals develop related to chewing, it is controlled by the subconscious processes active during sleep.

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After lengthy and costly orthodontic treatment, or restorative work, teeth retainers are provided to hold the newly adjusted teeth in position.

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