Temporomandibular disorder (TMD) is defined as a musculo-skeletal disorder that affects the temporomandibular joint and/or masticatory muscles and related structures. These conditions may present with pain in the TMD and associated anatomical structures.
TMD is the most common painful chronic condition of non-dental origin pain in the head and neck region. This condition often results in persistent pain, mandibular functional movement limitations and joint noises.
Fortunately, there are now self-management protocols that can be used for treatment and control of the symptoms of temporomandibular disorders (TMD). We at 1122Corp have specifically engineered a self-management program to treat and control the symptoms of TMD: the Tee-MD range of devices.
What is Tee-MD?
Tee-MD is a system that combines a series of specifically engineered devices with a treatment protocol that allows patients to self-manage the symptoms of TMD and bruxism. The system has been developed in accordance with the recommendations of oral medicine and TMD experts, working together with the Postgraduate School of Dentistry in Sydney, Australia.
These programs are designed to be used in conjunction with a complete set of clinical and radiographic evaluations that are standard in the diagnosis and treatment of TMD.
Incorporate the innovative Tee-MD products and protocols into your everyday practice and effectively and immediately treat symptoms:
- Tension Headaches
- Myogenous TMD
Tee-MD Rover for TMD Relief
The Tee-MD Rover device is a unique massager that targets all facial muscles and muscles of mastication, to relieve the discomfort from trigger points associated with sufferers of TMD.
The unique massage heads engage with trigger points in the muscles by lifting the soft tissue upwards and in a circular motion, both clockwise and anti-clockwise, simultaneously. This device creates compression and friction which acts upon the collagen fibres. These fibres in the muscles are then realigned, which increases flexibility and movement, encouraging further blood supply and relieving tension.
Tee-MD Pro+ for TMD Relief
The Tee-MD Pro+ is ideal to apply thermotherapy (heat) and to massage painful trigger points in the muscles of mastication and surrounding facial muscles. The device is unique in that it features 3 anatomically shaped silicone massage heads that are specific to the masseter, temporalis and sternocleidomastoid muscles.
A thermotherapy warms up of these muscles at 42 degrees Celsius is an ideal complementary protocol with trigger point massage.
Massaging in a circular motion around the painful areas and compressing directly on the trigger points can provide significant relief for TMD sufferers. Each patient has a different threshold of pain and discomfort in their trigger points. Some patients only obtain a release after heavy pressure whilst others need the lightest touch imaginable.
A deeper trigger point massage is achieved by increasing the vibratory speed and application of more pressure. The device comes with 2 differing hardness of massage heads.
Tee-MDi for TMD Relief
Tee-MDi is a proven therapeutic device that delivers:
- targeted compressional massage of a variety of facial and head and neck muscles
- trigger point massage
- specific thermotherapy to enliven blood circulation
- soothing vibratory massage to treat areas of tension around the whole head and neck including
- the eyes, temporalis muscles, muscles of mastication and muscles of facial expression
- relaxation using a variety of music and audio les
- induces onset of sleep
Compressional and vibratory massage res the stretch reflex, which enables the spasmed and
hypertonic jaw and facial muscles to relax. The pressure applied by Tee-MDi stretches special cells in the muscles and triggers a reflexive contraction. This contraction relieves the muscle from
spasm and is generally accompanied by a general relaxation of any of the facial or head and neck muscles. Compression from Tee-MDi initially constricts the facial and neck muscle fibers and capillaries: metabolites, by-products of muscles doing work, are then eliminated.
This momentary reflexive tightening of the muscle compresses blood ow and the lymph channels. This tightening forces metabolites out of muscle tissue and prevents tissue irritation caused by the lack of drainage of lactic, hyaluronic and carbonic acids.
Table 1.1 shows a comparison of the basic features of the three Tee-MD devices:
TMD Tee-MD E-Book
Treating TMD can be an expensive and timely process, but with Tee-MD, self-management is possible. We want your patients to have the best experience possible, so we’re offering a FREE complete guide to using Tee-MD, and more resources for relief from TMD. You may access it by downloading this e-book.