Fremitus is the vibration or movement of a tooth when teeth come into contact together. If you were to take your fingernail and put it on the front surface of a tooth and have the patient close together, and the tooth moved, that's fremitus. Well, the upper anterior teeth could be reclined and they could be encroaching upon the envelope of function. Maybe the teeth need a little freedom of movement in centric and a horizontal position, so as the arc of closure comes, you need to adjust for long centric.
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When a Houston endodontist tells a patient that they have fremitus, generally, their first reaction is to wonder what it means. For people who are in this category there are a few things to understand about this dental issue. The first thing you should know is that fremitus means a vibration that can be felt. This is generally done when the teeth come into contact with each other. There are generally three ways that this is known to occur:.
This could come from the teeth coming into contact with a surface that drives the jaw forward. It could be the result of the envelope of function for the tooth being disrupted in some way. There is not enough support for the front teeth which causes the back teeth to have room to move.
Checking this is as easy as tapping on the front of the tooth to check for vibration or movement. This is generally done in both a reclining position as well as upright to get the best diagnosis. It is not something that is painful to be feared.
However, it is something that needs to be checked. It is important to look for the existence of fremitus because it is an indication of occlusal trauma which means that there is instability in the tooth. This means the teeth have the ability to move around in the mouth, which is not good. There are treatments that can lead to occlusal stability, which will solve the issue with the teeth. Along with this it can also cause the teeth to have more mobility than they should, cause excessive wear on the teeth and can cause them to shift from their normal location in the mouth.
For those dealing with fremitus, treatment is not something to put off. It can cause a number of issues which is why it is best to see a dentist to help you with this.
At our office we offer gentle care where we ensure the comfort and safety of our patients. We will answer your questions and provide the highest quality dental care. What is Fremitus? There are generally three ways that this is known to occur: This could come from the teeth coming into contact with a surface that drives the jaw forward.
The Importance of Checking for Fremitus It is important to look for the existence of fremitus because it is an indication of occlusal trauma which means that there is instability in the tooth. Read More.
Tooth Mobility and Fremitus
It may occur when the patient closes into the intercuspal or retruded positions, or during excursions of the mandible. Occlusal factors may be important in the aetiology of increased mobility, but there are often other reasons. These are considered in the following section. Where the occlusion interacts with these factors, it may worsen or prevent resolution of the mobility. An increased mobility associated primarily to occlusal overload is relatively uncommon, but it can mystify the unwary dentist, particularly when it affects multiple teeth. The commonest cause of increased tooth mobility is inflammatory periodontal disease.
Fremitus is occlusal bite trauma that occurs when closing in centric relation
View Now. Occlusal disease OD is a far more destructive disease than most people realize. Peter Dawson considers OD the main cause of tooth loss. Historically dentists are very good at diagnosing caries, and are getting better at diagnosing periodontal disease. Although OD is such destructive disease, it is sad to see that very few dentists actually diagnose OD on every patient during a comprehensive evaluation.
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When a Houston endodontist tells a patient that they have fremitus, generally, their first reaction is to wonder what it means. For people who are in this category there are a few things to understand about this dental issue. The first thing you should know is that fremitus means a vibration that can be felt. This is generally done when the teeth come into contact with each other.
Occlusion, the Periodontium and Soft Tissues
Fremitus is a vibration transmitted through the body. When a person speaks, the vocal cords create vibrations vocal fremitus in the tracheobronchial tree and through the lungs and chest wall, where they can be felt tactile fremitus. An increase in tactile fremitus indicates denser or inflamed lung tissue, which can be caused by diseases such as pneumonia. A decrease suggests air or fluid in the pleural spaces or a decrease in lung tissue density, which can be caused by diseases such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or asthma. Pleural fremitus is a palpable vibration of the wall of the thorax caused by friction between the parietal and visceral pleura of the lungs.