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Dr. Konstantinos Tsoutis, Dentist, Prosthodontist,
Board Certified Dental Sleep Specialist
Craniognathic or temporomandibular disorders are a group of musculoskeletal disorders involving the masticatory muscles, jaw joints, and adjacent anatomical features. They lead to pain in the facial area and occur more often in women. The etiology of temporomandibular disorders is multifactorial. The symptoms can be particularly severe and can negatively affect patient’s quality of life.
In our clinic we can relieve our patients from the uncomfortable symptoms of temporomandibular disorders, by applying the appropriate treatments.
The symptoms of temporomandibular disorders are categorized as types of craniofacial pain. Craniofacial pain is a broad term used for encompassing all pain in the face and head, including those caused by temporomandibular disorders. Craniofacial pain can include the following symptoms:
If you are unsure about your diagnosis and treatment, do not take any of the following "irreversible" therapeutic approaches:
* The American Dental Association refers to these procedures as “phase two therapy” and recommends that they only be performed AFTER successfully having “phase one therapy.”
The treatment of temporomandibular disorders in our clinic usually involves the construction of an intraoral splint. The intraoral splints we make are applied either to the upper jaw or to the lower jaw and are used either during the day or at bedtime depending on the type of problem and the etiology of the problem that each patient faces. In addition to the intraoral splints, other treatments that can be applied may be: