TESTING AND TREATMENT OF CRANIOMANDIBULAR DYSFUNCTION IN THE PRACTICE OF A DOCTOR ODONTOLOGIST
Regular participation in training is an integral part of dental work. KIC clinic dentist – orthopedist Mantas Kėvelaitis and dentist Aušra Gudžinskienė participated in theoretical-practical training „Testing and treatment of craniomandibular dysfunction in the practice of a doctor odontologist“. During the training, doctors deepened their knowledge of the jaw joint: features of joint testing were discussed, trigger points recognition and release, the relation of the upper neck to the TMJ bite, TMJ capsule mobilization techniques, test criteria and the benefits of teamwork.
Jaw joint disorders often occur in people aged 20-40 years. These disorders can cause both mild and very severe pain in or around the temporomandibular joint. Joint disorders can limit jaw movement, opening of the mouth, chewing, can cause difficulty swallowing, speaking, sometimes even breathing. The knowledge gained during the training will help clinicians in KIC clinic to deal with these problems even more effectively: accurately diagnose joint dysfunction and to perform conservative, surgical or complex treatment, depending on the individual situation.