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Dental Appliance Used to Treat Symptoms of Parkinsons Disease

Question:

My wife with works with a woman who has Parkinson’s disease. Apparently this women is going to be going through some sort of treatment with a dental appliance.  It originated in LA, but she is one of 26 receiving it out of Purdue.  Who manufactures this mouthpiece?

Barney

Response:

The mouthpiece is an appliance that is “custom made” by a dentist who has been trained to diagnose and adjust  a jaw misalignment. It is not a device that is manufactured. There is no wholesale off the shelf “standard” appliance that is available currently.

A dentist (who must have special training and equipment to diagnose a jaw misalignment) does a diagnosis to determine if a misalgnment exists. In rare cases surgery is recommended. If a misalignment is found, an appliance is made which the user wears during the day. The dentist does regular adjustments every week in the beginning. The treatment is similar to getting braces.

You can find more information by visiting the October 22nd posting here on the Parkinsons Recovery blog. I have posted a link to a video that explains the nature of the misalignment and a link to a listing of dentists qualified to perform the diagnosis and treatment on that post. You have to scroll down this page – then click previous to access the page.

You can also listen to my radio show interview with Cheryl which aired last month. Cheryl talks in detail about the immediate relief of symptoms she has experienced from wearing the appliance which she obtained from a dentist in California. You can visit the Parkinsons Recovery radio show page by visiting:

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/parkinsons-recovery

Scroll back to my show with Cheryl.

Robert Rodgers, Ph.D.
Parkinsons Recovery

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