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Dental rehabilitation has found it main usage in all of the dental areas (for example: endodontics, orthodontics, prosthodontics or the maxillofacial surgery). It covers the prophylaxis and treatment of the dysfunctions within the stomatognathic area, which functioning is responsible for chewing, speaking, swallowing, breathing, and expressing emotions.
When dental physiotherapy is recommended?
Dental physiotherapy should always be applied when discomfort and chewing apparatus dysfunctions appear.
Following symptoms of the affliction may occur:
– aching of teeth, mandible, maxilla, oral cavity, face, or head,
– popping and skipping of joints within the temporomandibular joints area,
– problems with swallowing, chewing, yawning, opening and closing mouth
– ear noises and clogged ears
– eye lacrimation and feeling of eyeball eruption
– gum recession, breaking of enamel, or dental abrasion
– malocclusion or bad posture
– mechanical trauma caused by falling down, impact, or car accident
– degenerative changes
– conditions after oral cavity surgeries
The physiotherapeutic consultation is also worth scheduling, if there are activities or are occurring behaviors that may increase problems with chewing apparatus. It can be among the following:
– wearing braces
– habitual gum chewing
It’s main goals:
The first time appointment – during it the dentist conducts thorough medical examination, which consists in gathering detailed medical interview and conducting medical tests. In order to find the cause of the discomfort with which the patient is coming for the appointment the doctor evaluates mandible’s mobility, occurrence of the acoustic symptoms and movement dysfunctions within the temporomandibular joints area, muscles tenderness, tongue, and teeth. Dental rehabilitation involves various methods and techniques, and therapeutic program is always adjusted to the patient’s individual situation, their discomforts, and advancement of the affliction.
Rehabilitation in endodontics area – it main goal is to eliminate discomfort in temporomandibular joint and muscle fatigue caused by opening mouth for too long. Thanks to this rehabilitation even long endodontic treatment can go much more comfortably for the patient and for the dentist.
Rehabilitation in orthodontics area – appointment’s goal is to minimize or eliminate so called secondary symptoms of the orthodontic treatment (among: headaches, facial skeleton – aches, touch dysfunctions, temporomandibular joints and it’s area ache, decrease of the energy level, sight dysfunctions, ear noises, dizziness etc.), to minimize or eliminate side effects of the orthodontics treatment, increasing the effectiveness of the orthodontic treatment (by applying the correct techniques of the manual therapy treatment increases patient’s chance to achieve estimated goal of the orthodontic treatment), to ensure patient’s psychophysical comfort during the orthodontic treatment, optimization dental and general health of the patient.
Rehabilitation before the All-on-4 procedure – this appointment prepares the patient for the All-on-4 procedure through normalization the tensions within the soft tissue and to restore the correct physiological movements within the temporomandibular joints. Rehabilitation’s main goal is to:
* prevent movement limitation in joints
* prevent the muscle weakness
* prevent the swelling
* improve joints functioning (nourishing and movement)
Rehabilitation after the All-on-4 procedure – through the manual therapy, massage, soft tissue therapy, the rehabilitation’s main goal is to restore functioning of the temporomandibular joints, muscles of the chewing apparatus and connected to them oral cavity and facial skeleton organs.
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