Wednesday, 20 July 2016

Dawson Classification Revisited

The most commonly used occlusal classification in dentistry, the Angle’s classification,5 fails to observe the relationship of the teeth to the TMJs or consider the health, position, or condition of the TMJ. By contrast, in the Dawson classification,6 the health and stability of the joint is a primary concern, as well as the relationship of the joints to the maximal intercuspation. A joint that is changing position or deteriorating will directly impact the arch-to-arch relationship and ultimately radically affect occlusion.
Dawson I: Maximum intercuspation isin harmony with the CR.
This is one of the primary goals for the completion of occlusal therapy for a healthy TMJ. The teeth occlude in maximum intercuspation when the condyles are in CR (which is the maxillo-mandibular relationship when the properly aligned, condyle-disc assemblies are in the most superior position against the eminentiae, irrespective of tooth position or vertical dimension).7
Dawson Ia: Maximum intercuspationis in harmony with ACP.
This is one of the primary goals for the completion of occlusal therapy for a disordered TMJ. The teeth occlude in maximum intercuspation when the condyles are in ACP (the manageably stable relationship of the mandible to the maxilla that is achieved when deformed TMJs have adapted to a degree that they can comfortably accept firm loading when completely seated at the most superior position against the eminentiae).8 Technological advances using conventional computed tomography images or cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) are indispensible aids in determining when a disordered TMJ is stable.

Sunday, 11 August 2013


 By Laura Li of Occidental of BrooklynGoogle

Occidental of Brooklyn has made a significant impact in implant research and development. Our implant placement strategies are designed to bring comprehensive implant treatment to patients across the vast spectrum, providing high value and longevity.

Our implant department staff includes specialists in a variety of fields including general, periodontal, oral surgery including microsurgery and maxillofacial surgery specialities. 

Monday, 22 July 2013

TMJ treatment categories by Occidental of Brooklyn

Temporomandibular disorders fall into three categories:                                    "By Laura Li"
* Myofascial pain: a discomfort or pain in the muscles that control the jaw, neck, and shoulders – the most common form of TMJ/TMD. 

*Internal derangement; (disc displacement), dislocated jaw or injury to the condyle.

*Degenerative Joint Disease, osteo-arthritis or rheumatoid arthritis within the jaw joint. 

At Occidental, our Brooklyn dentists and dental specialists provide you with conservative and non surgical treatment alternatives in addition to microsurgery and surgical intervention.

Wednesday, 23 January 2013

TMJ treatments, pain free techniques available at the

TMJ is a disorder that affects the jaw, causing acute pain whilst chewing and, sometimes, even when talking. Clearly, it has the potential to seriously affect your lifestyle and, if not treated quickly, can lead to you altering the way in which you move your jaw (the natural response to pain is to alter movement in such a way as to minimize the pain). This can exacerbate the problem and, long term, may lead to further problems such as arthritis.

OcciDental of Brooklyn offers an extensive list of TMJ treatments that are designed to combat the various causes of the ailment. They will be able to choose the one that best suits your condition. Whether that means surgery to repair a sports injury that led to the TMJ, or whether it requires you to receive more therapeutic treatment, you can be sure that Occi Dental of Brooklyn will prescribe the correct treatment for you. If you or somebody you know is suffering from TMJ, make sure you visit OcciDental  of Brooklyn as soon as possible. This will prevent potential long term damage that may result from this treatable condition.

Monday, 13 August 2012

Painful gum disease

Gum disease can be terrible. A gradual weakening of our gums can lead to tooth loss; forcing us to alter our diet and meaning that we lose our award winning smile. It is therefore vitally important that treatment for gum disease is sought as soon as it is identified. Treatments for gum disease at OcciDental of Brooklyn can range from medication to surgical. The more advanced the condition, the more likely that surgical treatments will be necessary. 

These surgical treatments  that OcciDental of Brooklyn offers are designed to repair the damaged and unhealthy tissue around your teeth so as to make them more stable and prevent tooth loss. This can include regenerative procedures, where the bacteria causing the damage is removed, with the remaining tissue then repairing the damage, or even a gum graft surgical treatment, where gum tissue from your palate is placed over the roots of your teeth that have become exposed due to the weakened gums. OcciDental  of Brooklyn will ensure that you receive the best conservative gum treatment so that you do not suffer as a result of your damaged gums.

Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Laser Dentistry by OcciDental of Brooklyn

As technology improves, so advances in dental procedure follow. Many dental practices like Occi Dental have started to use laser dental treatments rather than traditional methods. The reason for this is very straightforward; laser dental treatments do the same job, just better! With laser dental treatments, wounds will heal much faster and often without the need to resort to stitches. Damage to surrounding tissue is minimized as the beam is very precise, and the laser sterilizes the area that is being worked on, which means that the chance of infection is much lower. 

The laser dental treatments that are offered by OcciDental are a mixture of hard and soft tissue procedures. Hard tissue procedures include preparation for adding a dental filling or sealing the tubules in the teeth that result in heightened sensitivity. Soft tissue procedures focus on the gum; reshaping or adding muscle. By using lasers, OcciDental ensures that these treatments are performed very efficiently with minimal risk of side effects.

Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Are you afraid of a dentist? Not anymore! Welcome to our gentle dental practice!

Dental phobia
CBT is of a range of techniques than can be used to make the experience comfortable for patients who feel anxious about having dental treatment, & the results of this study look promising for those who experience extreme dental phobia.
As agreed upon by many Brooklyn dentists including our Bensonhurst Brooklyn Occi Dental of Brooklyn specialists, dental phobia is a serious issue because it deters some people from ever going to the dentist, except when they are in extreme pain. At this stage, they may need more invasive treatment than might be the case in the event that they went to the dentist regularly. Sadly, this cycle of anxiety, non-attendance & pain is often repeated in the children of those with dental phobia, perpetuating the issue & feeding another generation of oral health issues.
All our OcciDental of Brooklyn dentists are highly-skilled, caring health professionals in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn who are trained to put patients at ease. Our Brooklyn dentists have undertaken additional training in techniques, such as acupuncture, & naturally, CBT.