Dystonia

INDEX

Figure 1. Lateral deviation of the jaw

 

 

Muscles on the outside of the skull will pull the lateral jaw ipsilaterally

Muscles on the inside of the skull will pull the lateral jaw contralaterally

Example: Right lateral excursion:

TREATMENT

Jaw thrusting/protrusion

Treat the medial and lateral pterygoids:

Jaw retraction

Jaw deviation dystonia1

References

  1. Odell K, Sinha U, K. U. Dystonia of the Oromandibular, Lingual and Laryngeal Areas. Dystonia - Many Facet 2012. DOI:10.5772/28356.