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Food processes are broken down into smaller and smaller pieces through the process of mastication, or chewing. This greatly increases the total surface area of the food. The grinding and crushing are accomplished by the premolar and molar teeth. Keeping the food between the surfaces of the grinding teeth are the tongue and the cheeks. (para 6-6)
The use of an orthodontic device designed to advance the mandible and thus increase the upper airway aperture has produced a major reduction in sleep apnoea severity in several studies (98) and is the subject of a large randomized clinical trial at present in Canada (A. Lowe, personal communication). The efficacy of these devices is likely to be reduced in the obese patient, as skeletal factors are less important in the genesis of upper airway obstruction. In general, these devices are less effective in patients with severe OSA (99). Data on compliance and the prevalence of side effects related to the temporomandibular joint are needed.
Regardless of which other tools are utilized, the crucial constant is the doctor's verbiage and attitude. Offering the patient hypnotically positive ideas and suggestions makes the difference between the fight-flight-bite response and the cool, calm and relaxed experience. Positive hypnotic ideas and suggestions help the patient create hemostasis immediately following dental extractions, promote the rate of healing and reduce postoperative discomfort. Clinical hypnotic strategies are also very useful in modifying harmful oral habits such as bruxism, finger sucking and nail biting. In addition, hypnosis is extremely useful in the management of the 'difficult' patient who suffers from a hyperactive gag reflex or simply fails to make necessary dental appointments.
While many clinicians view headaches as primarily a psychological manifestation, it is imperative that a complete medical dental workup be performed. One of the prime causes of muscle tension headaches in the temporal area may be attributed to bruxism and dental malocclusion. Effectively managing TMD requires a two-pronged approach of physically eliminating the noxious dental stimulus and mentally relaxing the muscles of mastication and muscles of facial expression. The use of medication and massage of sore muscles may expedite the healing process. Treatment of the physical etiology may be as simple as polishing fillings that have expanded with the course of time. Other treatment options may range from wearing a specially designed 'bite guard' appliance during sleep (or when stress is experienced during the day), to comprehensive orthodontic treatment and full mouth reconstruction with dental implants, crowns and bridges. But it may be impossible to determine the proper bite relation...
S.A., a 38-year-old teacher, was admitted for surgery for degenerative joint disease (DJD) of her right temporomandibular joint (TMJ). She has experienced chronic pain in her right jaw, neck, and ear since her automobile accident the previous year. S.A.'s diagnosis was confirmed by CT scan and was followed up with conservative therapy, which included a bite plate, NSAIDs, and steroid injections. She had also tried hypnosis in an attempt to manage her pain but was not able to gain relief. Her doctor referred her to an oral surgeon who specializes in TMJ disorders. S.A. was scheduled for an arthroplasty of the right TMJ to remove diseased bone on the articular surface of the right mandibular condyle.
The axial skeleton consists of the skull, the spinal column, the ribs, and the sternum. The skull consists of eight cranial bones and the 14 bones of the face (Fig. 19-2). Skull bones are joined by nonmoveable joints (sutures), except for the joint between the lower jaw (mandible) and the temporal bone of the cranium, the temporomandibular joint (TMJ). As shown in Figure 19-3, the 26 vertebrae of the spinal column are divided into five regions cervical (7) thoracic (12) lumbar (5) the sacrum (5 fused) and the coccyx (4 to 5 fused). Between the vertebrae are disks of cartilage that add strength and flexibility to the spine.
Wegener granulomatosis. Plain SE T1 (a) and enhanced VIBE (b) in the axial plane. On plain SE T1, relevant thickening of the mucosa lining the right maxillary sinus is seen, combined with soft tissue signal within the pterygopalatine fossa (1). b Marked enhancement of both the tissue in the pterygopalatine fossa and along the maxillary sinus walls is demonstrated. The fat suppressed sequence clearly shows the relevant enhancement of parapharyngeal spaces and nasopharyngeal walls (2). Soft tissue thickening and enhancement at the right temporomandibular joint (3) is also observed Fig. 6.27a,b. Wegener granulomatosis. Plain SE T1 (a) and enhanced VIBE (b) in the axial plane. On plain SE T1, relevant thickening of the mucosa lining the right maxillary sinus is seen, combined with soft tissue signal within the pterygopalatine fossa (1). b Marked enhancement of both the tissue in the pterygopalatine fossa and along the maxillary sinus walls is demonstrated. The fat suppressed...
Phants, manatees, and sea cows), and the whales, along with a number of extinct archaic groups. Most ungulates have developed hooves, or hard protection on their toes for better running, and many have elongate limbs for fast running. Since they are nearly all herbivorous, most ungulates have developed a complex stomach system to digest large quantities of low-quality, relatively indigestible plant material. Ungulates have also modified their teeth, so that they have larger grinding teeth, which grow almost continuously. That allows them to chew tough, gritty vegetation without becoming toothless. Whales, dolphins, and porpoises are completely aquatic, having lost their hind limbs and developed flippers for front feet. Although they do not look like other hoofed mammals, they had terrestrial ancestors that looked like large bears and were similar to the most primitive ungulates.
It has been shown that excessive mechanical loads on an osseointegrated implant can result in breakdown of the interface with resultant implant failure, and it is generally considered that overload is therefore to be avoided. This could arise as a result of bruxism, in patients who habitually use high occlusal forces, and as a result of superstructure designs in which the use of excessive cantilevering causes high forces on the implants. The research evidence for a link between occlusal loads and loss of OI is, however, not extensive, and there are currently no clinical guidelines as to its determination in a particular patient other than by general principles. Since bone is a strain-sensitive material, the modelling and remodelling of which is influenced by deformation, it is thought that there is probably a range of strains that are associated with bone formation and could thus be of therapeutic value.
Asexual malaria parasites are usually demonstrable on a peripheral blood smear. Convulsions and retinal haemorrhages (Fig. 3) are common papilloedema is rare. A variety of transient abnormalities of eye movement, especially disconjugate gaze, have been noted (Fig. 4). Fixed jaw closure and tooth grinding (bruxism) are common. Pouting may occur (Fig. 5) or a pout reflex may be elicited (by stroking the sides of the mouth). Mild neck stiffness occurs but neck rigidity and photophobia are absent. The commonest neurological picture in adults is one of a symmetrical upper motor neuron lesion.
The earliest ornithischians were the ornitho-pods. Atypical example is Hypsilophodon, a small, swift dinosaur with a long, slender tail and long, flexible toes. The most specialized of the ornitho-pods were the duck-billed dinosaurs, also known as hadrosaurs. Although they had flat beaks and no anterior teeth, the cheek region had rows of grinding teeth. The various types of duckbilled dinosaur can be distinguished by modifications of the bones associated with the nostrils. Some were molded into hollow, domelike crests, bizarre swellings of the nasal region, or long, projecting tubular structures that were used to warm the air or to produce sounds. The remaining three groups of ornithischians presumably evolved from the primitive ornithopods.
In one study, 55 patients with untreated EM were followed. Eleven patients had EM as the only manifestation of Lyme disease, with no joint involvement at all. Ten patients had EM with arthralgias, 28 had EM with intermittent arthritis, and only 6 had EM with chronic arthritis. The most common pattern was an asymmetric oligoarthritis or monarthritis of large joints. Most patients had knee involvement at some point in their illness. Characteristically, the knees became very swollen (sometimes massively). They appeared warm but not hot. Pain was moderate but not severe. In three patients, Baker's cysts developed with early rupture. Arthritis of the ankle, wrist, and occasionally elbow and hand has also been seen. Temporomandibular joint involvement is also frequent. It is rare for more than five joints to be involved. Although it is unusual for small joints to be involved, a rheumatoid arthritis-like picture has been reported. Nodules are unusual but have been...
Searchers to dub them the duck-billed dinosaurs. This bill was covered by a thick, horny sheath, and the rest of the jaws bore closely packed batteries of grinding teeth, up to four hundred on each side of each jaw. The postcranial anatomy of hadro-saurs is generally very similar and the really obvious differences lie in the crests that many species bear on the top of their heads. These are formed of outgrowths of the nasal bones, are frequently hollow, and are found particularly in the had-rosaurs known as lambeosaurines.
Sound travels five times faster in water than in air, and fish are quite sensitive to loud noise (which is why you should not tap on fish-tank glass). Fish can be scared off by the noise from people banging around in a boat, loud talking, and motors. Although fish do not have external ears, they do have internal ears. These internal ears, set in the bones of the skull, hear very well. The role of sound in the lives of fish is not entirely understood, but many fish are known to be noisy fish have been recorded grunting, croaking, grinding teeth, and vibrating muscles. The importance of these sounds is not yet fully known but what is known for certain is that hearing is an important sense for fish.
This technique is so effective because it focuses on the head, face and mouth the part of the body with the highest concentration of neuronal innervation. The body-mind and the mind-body effects are most pronounced in the head, face and mouth. The mere act of smiling, contracting the muscles of facial expression to stretch the obliquularis oris, consistently produces a sense of well-being. Tensing the masseters and temporalis muscles will produce a sense of tension not only around the mouth and face, but also throughout the whole body. Thus the tape is used to teach patients not only to relax but to manage muscle tension headaches and to abort bruxism.
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