A poster on MLS® Laser Therapy at the GSID National Congress

A poster on MLS® Laser Therapy at the GSID National Congress



16/06/2016

The II National Congress of the “Italian Craniomandibular dysfunction Study Group”, which took place on 3rd and 4th June in Marina di Carrara, was also attended by ASAlaser in order to promote the Mphi D 5 device. Held at the CarraraFiere Congress Centre, the event entitled “Let’s chew on bruxism, mastichiamo il Bruxismo”, saw the exhibition of 19 posters, half of which represented works published in international magazines, and was attended by numerous delegates from many foreign countries.

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AACP Australian Chapter 5th International Symposium

AACP Australian Chapter 5th International Symposium



18/03/2016 - 20/03/2016

Digital Dental, the local ASAlaser dealer, will present an own stand at the Australian Association of Cranio Facial Pain Congress programmed from 18th to 20th March in Sydney, in order to promote therapeutic solutions to relieve ATM and craniofacial disorders. The event will take place at the Sydney Harbour Marriott Hotel.

When: 18-20 March 2016

Where: Sydney, Australia

For more information: aacfp.com.au

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Bangkok: MLS® speech at the seminar on TMD treatments

Bangkok: MLS® speech at the seminar on TMD treatments



24/02/2016

Dr. Antony Attaphol of Dental Siam, ASAlaser’s distributor in Thailand, recently gave a speech titled “Laser Therapy: a selective treatment for TMD & Tissue Regeneration” at a seminar held at the Rama Gardens Hotel in Bangkok, Thailand. He presented MLS® Laser Therapy’s uses in the dental field at the event, which was titled “Update Concept of Digital Technology for Occlusion & TMD Management”.

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Self-healing

Temporomandibular disorders | Self-healing

If your jaw hurts, keep it at rest avoiding chewing hard foods, and take a soft diet for a few weeks. Perform  soft  exercises in  circular motion and muscle relaxation training (eg. vertical opening and closing of the jaw with  muscles released). Massage kindly  the muscles above and in front of the temples, and along the line of the jaw. 

 



Prevention

Temporomandibular disorders | Prevention

To prevent the onset of a temporomandibular disorder the following measures are recommended:



Causes

Temporomandibular disorders | Causes

Relations between TMJ problems and cervical spine are very tight, because the skull-jaw-teeth-tongue complex and the cervical spine are an inseparable functional entity. Generally there is no single contributing factor, but several factors contribute to the joint imbalance. The strong correlation existing between TMJ, cervical spine and shoulder girdle causes that dysfunction involving one of these areas can reverberate on the other one. This induces a circular path leading to chronicity.  Main causes are:



Diagnosis

Temporomandibular disorders | Diagnosis

Diagnosis requires a complete assessment of  temporo-mandibular joint, examination of jaw movements, palpation of the muscles and TMJ, and an examination of intra-oral apparatus (teeth, occlusion). It includes the clinical examination of the cervical spine and posture. In special cases, the specialist can take X-rays, panoramic radiograph, CT, or MRI. 

 



Symptoms

Temporomandibular disorders | Symptoms

The main symptoms are painful events in face-neck-head areas. Symptoms may be localized or distributed on a wider anatomical area. Main local symptoms are represented by pain at the muscles of mastication,  limitation of mouth opening, pain and sensation of joint  noises.  The pain may radiate to the ear, to the temples, to the neck. More extensive symptoms may also be present, such as  headache, pain radiated behind, whistling or buzzing in the ear, bother to swallowing.



Temporo mandibular disorders

Temporomandibular disorders | Therapy

Temporo-mandibular joint is a complex joint  which owes its balance of many factors. The term "temporo-mandibular joint disorder" means generally a dysfunction of the joint with neuromuscular pain in the head and neck area.

Treatment concerns both  the specific structural alterations (orthodontic treatments) and  its  repercussions on myofascial  chains of the connected districts (rehabilitative treatment).Treatment plan of TMJ disorders is therefore made by the synergy of multiple interventions:



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