In this video Dr. Brady discusses the relationship between occlusal contacts and joint loading.
Designing the occlusion for a patient with a history of joint issues can be challenging. Understanding where the disc is in relation to the head on the condyle in intercuspal position and excursions is a critical piece of diagnostic information, as well as inflammation and discomfort in different positions. One of the ways we can stabilize the Temporomandibular joint and minimize or eliminate inflammation and symptoms is by managing joint loading. In this first of two videos I look at the concept of joint loading and how we can use occlusal contacts to alter it.
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