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Inflammation Associated with TMD/Changes Immune & Endocrine Systems

Chronic Inflammation is the bodies response to damage, any kind of damage.  The damage can be caused by pathogens (bacteria, viruses, or other microorganisms), or the bodies inability to heal itself appropriately after physical trauma. A good example of the bodies inability to heal after physical trauma is seen with TMD, (Temporomandibular Joint Disorder). Damage […]

#25 When is it Time to Treat TMD/TMJ?

How can both doctor and patient determine when to treat TMD/TMJ?  That is a confusing question.  And it has more than one answer. The problem is the inconsistency of the symptoms and the confusion of these symptoms with other diseases with the same symptoms.  A symptom is not a disease, but only an indicator of […]

#24 Inflammation of the TMJ is both an EFFECT and a CAUSE

As discussed earlier, Inflammation within the Temporomandibular Joint is the cause of ALL the symptoms of TMD.  This is the primary discovery which distinguishes the Urbanek Device and Protocol form all other types and forms of TMD treatment.  Inflammation is the EFFECT of damage to the TMJ.  The inflammation can be caused by clenching and/or […]

#22 TMD: “Nothing Can Be Done About IT”

The greatest problem with TMD is the consensus, among doctors and patients alike, that nothing can be done about it.  Half of all dentists turn patients away who arrive with the diagnosis.  The other half prescribe a night guard (occlusal guard) and tell the patient it will help with TMD symptoms knowing that it doesn’t, […]

#20 The Importance of the Device Protocol

               The Importance of the Device Protocol When patients hear about the Urbanek Device, whether from a referring doctor, a friend, previous patient, or the internet, they usually immediately relate to using similar devices which fit in the mouth.  Maybe they have used a mouth guard during sports, or a retainer after orthodontic care.  Patients […]