teeth and body
Jaw related diseases can be prevented to some degree through
daily care, diseases that are likely to progress
I am writing this article because I found that many of our
patients had jaw-related diseases caused by unconscious
biting for various reasons. Their symptoms often improve
significantly just by reducing the unconscious biting in
spite of the causes of the diseases. Thus, more than 80% of
our patients with jaw related diseases do not need further
treatment; I often explain to them about their symptoms and
observe them without special treatment, partly because we do
not have so many serious patients.
Of course, our policy does not treat them completely because the causes are not
eliminated. However, I will not eliminate them if patients
do not feel very annoyed, because further treatment is
time-consuming and expensive, and is not always successful.
Besides, changing an occlusion involves almost all teeth, so you
should start it after careful consideration. If you really
want to have an occlusion changed, careful diagnosis and
clear goals are essential to avoid incomplete treatment.
Note that almost all patients do not understand the
difficulty of changing an occlusion. I recommend you to
first read the materials on unconscious biting.
This is TMD in spite of good dentition.