dental distress syndrome

dental distress syndrome2016-12-11T21:18:45+00:00

dental distress syndrome 

FRINGE DENTISTRY

Definition Dental distress syndrome is a dubious condition* defined by a Dr A. Fonder in Dental Physician, as one caused by malocclusion (of the upper and lower dental arches) which allegedly creates disturbances elsewhere in the body.

Aetiology

• Loss of one or more teeth

• Loss of vertical dimension

• Excessive tooth wear

• Underdeveloped upper jaw

Per Fonder, maxillomandibular malocclusion can affect over 50% of body functions including motor and sensory controls, which constantly upsets body balance and the flow of blood to the brain.There is no credible evidence that this actually occurs or has this devastating global effect, but don’t try to confuse believers with hard facts…please

Clinical findings Pain or tenderness of the TMJ area, difficulty in opening or closing their mouths, headaches, dizziness, hearing loss, depression, anxiety, nervousness, forgetfulness, insomnia, sinusitis, fatigue, indigestion, constipation, dermatitis, allergies, frequent urination, kidney and bladder complications, cold hands and feet, back and leg aches, numbness, disequilibrium.

*There’s more on the website http://healthydentistry.com/dd_syndrome.html, but the amount of pseudoscience and misinformation was too painful to read.

There were 149 hits on 11.12.2016 for this entity, most or all of which were in non-peer-reviewed sources. Given the lack of valid information, it may be best to regard this as a so-called “made up disease.” 

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