Open Journal of Orthopedics

Volume 7, Issue 10 (October 2017)

ISSN Print: 2164-3008   ISSN Online: 2164-3016

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Treatment of Chronic Temporomandibular Joint Pain and Sleep Disordered Breathing by Teledontic and Telegnathic Protocol Utilizing Total Joint Replacement

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DOI: 10.4236/ojo.2017.710031    1,100 Downloads   1,879 Views  

ABSTRACT

Orthopedic clinicians frequently encounter patients with temporomandibular joint (TMJ) pain and associated sleep disordered breathing (SDB) that coexists with the patient’s orthopedic conditions. The systemic effects and associated comorbidities caused by TMJ and associated SDB are commonly not recognized as potential contributors to the patient’s long-term orthopedic outcome. This article describes a comprehensive and interdisciplinary medical dental treatment, which was able to successfully address patient’s severe chronic TMJ, head, neck and shoulder pain as well as other health concerns including SDB. Moreover, a new teledontic and telegnathic treatment protocol and principles utilizing total joint replacement for care of patients with chronic TMJ pain and SDB will be introduced describing a completed case.

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Yousefian, J. , Brown, M. , Bobek, S. , Chiang, N. and Chiang, R. (2017) Treatment of Chronic Temporomandibular Joint Pain and Sleep Disordered Breathing by Teledontic and Telegnathic Protocol Utilizing Total Joint Replacement. Open Journal of Orthopedics, 7, 308-319. doi: 10.4236/ojo.2017.710031.

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