TMJ 'dysfunction' - Health implications

Within this forum, you will discover valuable insights on how a 'dysfunctional' jaw, dental arch anomalies, and various body asymmetries can contribute to illness from a unique perspective. This is your go-to resource for finding effective solutions and achieving lasting relief.
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PostPosted: Fri, 18 Feb 2022, 12:28 pm 
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Sinusitis is a common condition which affects millions of people all around the world. It affects the spaces in the skull bones, called paranasal sinuses, which are normally filled with air under healthy conditions. Inflammation, infection, overgrowth of tissues, and sometimes cysts or other pathology cause a blockage of the draining apertures which makes them feel blocked.

Nasal blockage is also caused by the lack of space in the nasal cavity for air to traverse freely. The nose is very prone to get blocked if there is a drop in the oxygen saturation, especially during sleep. This results in mouth breathing and inappropriate tongue function, leading to further improper development of the upper jaw, the nasal cavity, and the paranasal sinuses. Such patients suffer from numerous problems.

Signs and symptoms:
• Postnasal discharge.
• Facial pain.
• Persistent throat infections.
• Headaches and migraines.
• Decreased sensitivity to odours.
• Pain in Maxillary posterior teeth.
• Unrefreshed sleep.
• Tiredness and fatigue.
• Repeated common colds and flu-like symptoms.
• Difficulty breathing through the nose due to nasal congestion.
• Repeated waking during the night as the throat gets very dry due to mouth breathing.
• Repeated throat infections and often blocked ears. These are worsened by mouthwash use and toothpaste.
• An inability to filter and warm the air before entering the lungs.

There are many other symptoms that are attributable to the poor maxillary structure and are discussed elsewhere on this forum.

The causes can be numerous:
Initially, the main cause of sinusitis is the poor development of our jaws due to a change in our modern dietary habits which do not allow proper development of the facial structures. Please read the article on Dr Weston Price. This fundamental cause is further aggravated by:

• Extraction orthodontics.
• Loss of wisdom teeth.
• Stuffy low oxygen environments.
• Sleeping in insufficiently ventilated bedrooms.
• Air-conditioned houses where the same air keeps recirculating in the house and the levels of oxygen drop, especially during the night.
• A high arched palate with narrow dental arches which do not allow sufficient space for the proper development of the nasal and sinus structures causes an almost permanent blocked nose and sinuses.
• This also leads to deviated septums and deformed turbinates in the nasal cavity, resulting in further blockages and discomfort.
• A retrognathic maxilla and the lower jaws, which cause a diminished breathing ability, also aggravate the situation.
• Poor or incorrect tongue function, swallowing and eating patterns that do not allow proper upper arch development. This often leads to recessive jaws, crowding of teeth, and poor development of the lower jaw.

Inadequate oxygen passing through the nasal passages results in bacteria taking hold. Oxygen is the biggest killer of bacteria, which are difficult to dislodge as the capacity to oxygenate the area remains poor without orthodontically and/or surgically expanding the palatal arch and in turn the nasal cavity.

Treatments:
• Avoid stuffy environments.
• Sleep in well-ventilated rooms – If you are prone to a blocked nose, ensure air gets in and can get out of the bedroom. Install a ceiling fan to improve air circulation in the bedroom.
• You may have to use Sinux nose drops to keep your nostrils clear. (Obtainable from boots)
• Use a netipot to regularly rinse the nostrils with warm saltwater. (Obtainable from eBay) Please ensure that the water is reboiled to kill any pathogens.
• Narrow arches can often be expanded with removable or fixed dental appliances, which can help most such patients to enable them to nose breathe.
• Many adult patients require surgical attention to uniformly expand and advance the upper arch. This usually takes care of the nasal irregularities apart from resolving many other issues with a patient's structure and organic function. The various procedures are explained elsewhere on this forum.

Surgical treatment to correct only deviated nasal septums or cleaning out the sinuses is an inadequate solution with poor long-term benefits.


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