The Effectiveness of Equilibration in the Improvement of Signs and Symptoms in the Stomatognathic System
Signs and symptoms of the breakdown of the various components of the stomatognathic system, in particular the TMJ structures, masticatory muscles, dental structures, and periodontium, can have a variety of causes. Occlusal interferences have been implicated as one contributing factor in these areas of breakdown. If this is indeed the case, then elimination of these interferences should improve these signs and symptoms. A retrospective study involving 30 practicing dentists who make up part of the visiting faculty of the Pankey Institute analyzed a variety of signs and symptoms both prior to equilibration and after equilibration to elucidate signs and symptom dynamics following treatment.