TMJ treatment at FRANKOWSKI DENTAL
The reasons for problems with TMJ vary. They can be associated with incorrect posture (postural), incorrect bite (occlusion) or even result from psychological violence (emotional). But fortunately, you can control them.
The latest experience in working with TMJ disorders shows that we achieve the best and lasting effects by looking at the patient as a WHOLE entity, where nothing works alone. Therefore, therapy should include not only dental treatment, but above all physiotherapy aimed at loosening tense periarticular muscles.
Therefore, before we start working directly with your teeth, we will check your FEET and BODY POSTURE – to be able to fix both occlusal and postural disorders. If necessary, we will offer you appropriate orthopaedic therapy – sometimes it is enough to wear properly profiled insoles to relieve your suffering.
Initial treatment most often consists of muscle relaxation followed by splint therapy. We choose the type of splint depending on the nature of the TMJ issue you experience. Sometimes orthopaedic rehabilitation is also needed – many TMJ disorders result from incorrect positioning of the feet (!!)
In the next stage, during the reconstruction of the dentition, we examine the TMJ joint system, and based on the obtained data, we prepare a wax up, i.e. a wax model of the prosthetic work, and on its basis, a mock up – a silicone provisional tooth reconstruction.
We test it in the patient’s mouth and only after obtaining good results accepted by the patient, we create the final prosthetic reconstruction in our laboratory.
By eliminating muscle-joint tension and stiffness, we will eliminate many other ailments, such as fatigue, body stiffness, sleep and mood disorders and other symptoms suggesting diseases of internal organs. You will admit that these ailments are extremely troublesome, significantly worsen your functioning at work and in your private life.
„Pain does not mean that the disease process is beginning, but that the body’s compensatory capacity is ending. And if you don’t take comprehensive treatment, it will unfortunately only get worse…”