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Here’s a scenario – you have a patient that comes in with pain in their jaw, sore muscles, chips all along their front teeth and wear facets across all their back teeth. As dentists, we’re trained to immediately think of issuing a splint to protect the teeth. But what do we do when that doesn’t work, and is issuing a splint always the right solution?
In this episode Dr Damian Teo sheds some light on this tricky situation and shares the three reasons he would use a splint. This is a special addition to the Bruxism, TMD & OSA trilogy we’ve already released with Dr Damian Teo earlier on in the year, so don’t forget to flick back to make sure you’re up to date.
Do you stop breathing in your sleep? I don’t, but many of our patients do.
Obstructive sleep apnoea is more prevalent than you may think. It’s signs and symptoms can be identified and diagnosis and management can be initiated by the switched on and observant dentist.
In this episode Dr Damian Teo shares his thoughts on this crucial topic. This is part of a trilogy so don’t forget to flick back to the others to make sure you’re up to date.
Patient has a toothache that has been pestering them for a week. It’s getting worse, cannot tell if it’s the top or bottom and worse in the morning.
We see this all the time, and sometimes, it’s not the teeth causing the problem.
TMD is a crucial aspect of dentistry to understand, even if you’ll be referring them on for management. Diagnosis is critical and so we need to be aware.
We’re creating a 3 part series of episodes with Dr Damian Teo
1. Bruxism (TIP #28)
2. Tempromandibular Dysfunction (TIP #36)
3. Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (Out in April)
These are deep dives into some key topics that often leave us confused after our undergraduate training. I hope this helps open your eyes and perhaps inspires you to learn more.
Find out more from Dr Damian Teo and learn along side hundreds of others on his Facebook Group Sleep and TMJ Study Club and if you want to go to the next level, find his courses here. Dr Damian Teo made a point that he is always approachable on Facebook or even via email here.
We see it all the time. Worn teeth, cracked teeth, muscular pain or worse. Some of us, me certainly included, do it ourselves and there’s nothing we can do about it. Of course, we’re talking about bruxism.
Through this fascinating interview with Dr Damian Teo we get a perspective shift on how to look at and manage our bruxism patients. While the cause can be elusive, the concepts around how we look at it and why are crucial to helping our patients especially those who suffer pain and a broken dentition as a result.
We’re creating a three part series of episodes with Dr Damian Teo: