Treating the Oral Cavity is about: Health & Wellness for the BODY

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Treating the Oral Cavity is about: Health & Wellness for the BODY

  • Removing calculus is eliminating the debre from the body.
  • Removing a carious lesion is eliminating an infection from the body.
  • Removing abnormal torques and strains in the bite is eliminating dysfunctions in the masticatory system that effect the body.

The Oral CAVITY is either ACTing in a supportive way (It acts in a healthy way) or in a destructive way (It acts in an unhealthy way).

Treating the Mouth & Related Structures: Medical Necessity and Risk Assessment – ICD 10

DIAGNOSIS:

  • Oral cavity problems effect the whole body.
  • Digestive system – stomach, intestines, GERDS, etc.
  • Periodontal – heart and lung connection
  • Dental problems – cavities, tooth loss (functional)
  • TM Joints – arthritis effects the whole body
  • Masticatory Muscle problems
  • Developmental Problems
  • Obstructive Sleep Apnea – sleep bruxism
  • Insomnia – anxiety

HOW DO THESE LISTED ITEMS EFFECT THE FUNCTION OF THE WHOLE BODY?

IS TMD A WHOLE BODY MATTER or just a teeth, muscle and temporomandibular joint matter?

Dentists and the community of TMD of folks need to re-think this whole matter from a Body perspective. The Dental profession needs to be re-educated on What TMD really is about.

— Clayton A. Chan, D.D.S. – Dentist

Clayton Dentistry
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Treating the Oral Cavity is about: Health & Wellness for the BODY