How Do You Treat Nasal Fractures?
Discussion Facial trauma is common and accounts for about 11% of all pediatric emergency room visits. Nasal fractures are fewer in younger ages but increase in incidence as children age because of increased opportunity for trauma (e.g. playing, sports, car accidents, etc.). Anatomy also plays a part as young children have more cartilaginous structures and the nose does not protrude as much as an older child or adult who also have more osseous structures. The nasal structures have 2 bigger growth phases from 2-5 years and also at puberty. Adult size is reached in 16-18 years for females and about 2 years later for males (18...
Source: - April 8, 2024 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

The relationship between pregnancy and temporomandibular disorder (TMD) through diagnostic criteria for temporomandibular disorders (DC/TMD) axis II evaluation: a case-control cross-sectional study
DiscussionThe findings suggest that pregnancy is neither a risk nor a protective factor for TMD. Differences in pain perception, functional status, and psychological health were observed in pregnant women but were not consistent for all TMD-related aspects. The role of estrogen in TMJ health and TMD risk is complex and requires further study. The research highlights the necessity of including mental health, especially depression, in TMD assessments. More comprehensive research with larger sample sizes is essential to better understand the connections between pregnancy, TMD, and hormones, aiming to improve TMD mana...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - March 21, 2024 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Efficacy of acupuncture and laser acupuncture in temporomandibular disorders: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials
ConclusionsIn conclusion, our systematic review demonstrate that the evidence for acupuncture as a symptomatic treatment of TMD is limited. Further rigorous studies are, however, required to establish beyond doubt whether acupuncture has therapeutic value for this indication. However high efficacy of Laser Acupuncture in the treatment of temporomandibular disorders was reported. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - February 13, 2024 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Unlocking the link between temporomandibular disorders and suicide ideation in pre-orthodontic patients: a moderated mediation model of depression and anxiety - Ye C, Pu D, Zhang J, Jia M, Zhang Y, Du S, Wang J, Xiong X.
BACKGROUND: Temporomandibular disorders (TMD) are a series of musculoskeletal diseases with high prevalence. A few studies have reported the correlation between TMD and suicide ideation (SI). However, the underlying mechanism of the relationship lacks in-d... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 15, 2024 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

Nierman Practice Management (NPM) announces a new faculty lineup along with the release of its 2024 dental CE course schedule for dental sleep medicine, TMD, and medical billing in dentistry.
JUPITER, Fla.,Dec. 4, 2023 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Nierman Practice Management (NPM) is thrilled to announce the release of its 2024 dental CE course schedule, featuring nine engaging courses focused on dental sleep medicine, temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders, and medical billing in dentistry implementation.Nierman CE courses empower dental professionals to add and grow obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and TMJ disorders treatment into their practices. The programs also guide dentists and the dental team in navigating their patients ' medical insurance to optimize reimbursement for these services.The diverse cours...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - December 13, 2023 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Efficacy of the transcutaneous electrostimulation in treatment dysfunctions of the TMJ associated with occlusion distortions
ConclusionThe results of the studies revealed a positive effects for the complex treatment dysfunctions syndrome TMJ the using the patches by the company “Aganyan” through electrical stimulation with low intensity.  (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - December 7, 2023 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Associations Between Temporomandibular Pain and Biobehavioral Variables in Dental Students in Response to an External Stressor
Conclusion: Exam periods initiate readily measurable changes in the psychologic status of many students, as well as alterations in their temporomandibular pain. Higher levels of anxiety and oral behaviors during non-exam periods seem to be predictors for persisting pain.  (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - November 30, 2023 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Does childhood maltreatment play a role in temporomandibular disorders? - Korkmaz YN, Kutalm ış Buyuk S, Becet N.
The aim of this study was to find out if experiences of maltreatment in childhood have an effect on the occurrence of temporomandibular joint disorders (TMD). The study was conducted on 380 volunteer adults (252 females and 128 males), with a mean (SD) age... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 6, 2023 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Perioperative analgesic efficacy and adverse events of fentanyl in dentistry: A systematic review
Conclusions: While fentanyl demonstrated satisfactory perioperative analgesic efficacy, there were other alternatives that displayed better or comparable outcomes. Due to the risks and potential for misuse of fentanyl, these alternatives must be considered although adverse events were also reported  (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - October 30, 2023 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

What Are Potential Complications of a Forceps Delivery?
Discussion The main outcome of any delivery is to have a healthy mother and healthy child. For millinea, mothers delivered babies with the help of their mothers and learned women without the benefits of potential instrumented interventions when complications arose, and today they are options for some deliveries. Instrumented delivery techniques have markedly decreased maternal and neonatal morbidity and mortality. Instrument delivery techniques in the second stage of labor includes forceps (begun in the 1600s), vacuum delivery (mainly use began in 1950s) and second stage cesarean section (cesarean section being first used ...
Source: - October 23, 2023 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Disorders
cgk18@duke.eduThu, 09/14/2023 - 12:49 Treatment PageTemporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Disorders Order Providers ManuallyAurelio A. Alonso, DDS, PhD, MSDaniela Vivaldi, DDSJake Awruch, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPTCallie B. Beasley, PT, DPTJennifer Bent, FAAOMPT, MPT, OCSJennifer L. Davis, DPT, Cert.MDT, MS, OCSToya M. Hart, DPT, OCS, COMT, MSPT, PTBrendan Higgins, PT, DPTAmanda LeMarier, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT, PT, Cert.DNStephanie M. Palacios, PT, DPT, NCSTroy R. Phillips, COMT, PTDana Pierson, MS, PTKathryn D. Walker, MPTPatrick T. Ward, DPT, FAAOMPT, OCS, PTDimitri Putilin, PhD (Source: Health Tips)
Source: Health Tips - September 14, 2023 Category: Primary Care Authors: cgk18 at Source Type: news

6 Things to Do if Your Doctor Isn ’ t Listening to You
Liz Helms still remembers the way her doctor looked at her 30 years ago, when she described the severe pain she was experiencing in the area around her jaw. She told him she had limited facial movement and frequent muscle spasms, and that it felt like she was being struck by lightning again and again. She cataloged the ways her life had turned upside down. “But I could see it in his face—he either wasn’t listening or didn’t believe me,” Helms says. She remembers thinking: “They treat animals better than they’re treating humans.” [time-brightcove not-tgx=”true”] ...
Source: TIME: Health - September 11, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Angela Haupt Tags: Uncategorized healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

Pharmacological Management of Orofacial Pain
Published:26 August 2023Drugs (2023)AbstractOrofacial pain is a category of complex disorders, including musculoskeletal, neuropathic and neurovascular disorders, that greatly affect the quality of life of the patient. These disorders are within the fields of dentistry and medicine and management can be challenging, requiring a referral to an orofacial pain specialist, essential for adequate evaluation, diagnosis, and care. Management is specific to the diagnosis and a treatment plan is developed with diverse pharmacological and non-pharmacological modalities. The pharmacological management of or...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - September 8, 2023 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Impact of molar teeth distalization by clear aligners on temporomandibular joint: a three-dimensional study
ConclusionTreatment by sequential upper molars distalization with clear aligners does not lead to significant TMJ parameters changes in condyle and fossa spaces, dimensions, and positions  (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - August 3, 2023 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news