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Treatment guidelines

Local history

Key points

  • Inspect facial structures for asymmetries, congenital anomalies, angiomata
  • Evaluate oral condition, especially history of existing periodontitis and/or temporo-mandibular dysfunction (TMD)
  • Treatment and control of existing periodontitis and TMD is critical
  • Non-implant based therapies may be indicated due to certain oro-maxillary conditions

Clinical topics

Temporomandibular Joint
Local factors
Systemic factors
Patient assessment

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Digital Textbooks

The Temporomandibular Joint
Biomechanical studies of the relationship between and cranial form and function have frequently appeared in dental and engineering literature since the mid-to-late 90s. It is known that deformation of the cranial vault occurs during contraction of the temporalis muscle, most particularly the anterior portion of the muscle Craniofacial osseous stress and strain occurring during mastication is moderated by the unique, complex suture types found throughout the skull.

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