WHAT (RE)INJURIES ARE RELATED TO SUMDENTAL PROBLEMS?
Dental and TMJ problems can have great influence on the musculoskeletal system and on performance development. Also, our scientific research shows that these problems involve increased risk of (re)injury. Healthy teeth are important, but there may be hidden health issues in the dental and TMJ status the dentist is unable to detect. These hidden issues may be the cause of your injury problems.
Research shows that as many as 7 out of 10 athletes with (multiple) injuries actually suffer from periodontitis. Therefore, if no medical cause can be found, it is important to examine the dental status for hidden killers like infections (silent inflammation), impacted wisdom teeth and various restorations in the mouth.
Other aspects need to be examined like jaw clenching, teeth grinding and malocclusion, which have also shown a negative impact on the musculoskeletal system, on balance and therefore on performance.