Craniosacral Therapy and Dental Collaboration.

Dental and Cranial Therapy - Chiropractic

Dental / Medical Collaboration

Sometimes a multifaceted approach to patient care is necessary. Dr. Kaminsky offers craniosacral therapy for Tongue and Lip Tie issues collaborating with ENT’s and Dentists, for the mutual benefit of the patient. And mainly to improve the latch between mother and baby.

The ALF appliance also works well with Craniosacral Therapy.

Issues of TMJ and Airway Passage breathing difficulties respond above average with dental co-treatment incorporating craniosacral therapy.

Treatment for jaw and teeth grinding issues work well with a craniosacral therapist in co-treatment.

Dr. Kaminsky utilizes cranial techniques to aid in the dental correction process, working synergistically within a professional team for a better patient outcome.

In-oral mouth appliances are used very often for patients with craniofacial conditions. Most commonly for jaw pain / TMJ issues, and airway passage issues in both children and adults.

For Dr. Kaminsky, his contribution is that of maintaining optimal function of chewing, eating, breathing and speaking with means of craniosacral therapy, as well as help improve the structure and symmetry of the cranium.

TMJ Pain and Clicking

TMJ pain and clicking are often symptoms Dentists specialize in treating. The most common approach is via a mouth appliance, a specific type of night-guard or mouth splint. Also known as occlusal splint and oral splint.

These appliances generally have a specific purpose for the patient with a varying degree in their application and intended outcome that include the following:

  • Protect your teeth from clenching during sleep
  • Improve TMJ dysfunction
  • Decrease TMJ pain / clicking
  • Improve sleep apnea / snoring
  • Reduce headaches
  • Stabilize the jaw

There are basically two types of mouth guards, Stabilization splints and Repositioning splints. Patients wear stabilization splints to keep the muscles of the face and jaw from tightening / clenching.

Repositioning splints are used for cranial misalignment issues, such as in the case of TMJ clicking and popping. Repositioning splints are intended to realign the jaw joints to allow for a smooth even mouth opening and closing.

Alf Appliance

Another quite effective mouth appliance is the ALF appliance, it stands for Advanced Lightwire Functional. It is a custom made wire appliance used to help reposition the jaw, improve dental arches, help with airway passage and realign teeth.

There are numerous other appliances that are used for Controlled Arch and Palatal Expanders. However, the most important aspect is to make sure the appliance is not impeding the craniosacral mechanism, and to make sure the application of correct forces on to the teeth and jaw allow for optimal corrective changes.

The dental appliance is installed with the end goal of specific corrections in mind. The co-treatment responsibility of any Cranial Osteopath, Craniosacral Therapist or SOT Chiropractor is to maintain the continued unimpeded function of the craniosacral system. And to aid in the movement of specific craniofacial bones into its proper alignment. This is done with a proper craniofacial evaluation method such as craniosacral therapy techniques.

Dr. Kaminsky is experienced in collaborating with dental practitioners in this regard.

Tongue Tie, Lip Tie

Pre revision Tongue tie and Lip tie can prevent with craniosacral therapy the need to for cutting or lasering the tissue. Successful treatment with craniosacral therapy can eliminate the ties naturally.

Post revision, craniosacral therapy can still help with tissue rebalancing and aid in the healing process that is necessary after a revision. As well as, allow for the revised tissues to resorb and heal optimally, improving the outcome and preventing a repeat revision. You want maximum healing potential.

Together with an approach to rehabilitate a tongue tie, great strides can be achieved with a collaborative effort of multiple healthcare practitioners working synergistically towards the same goal for the baby / child. Including adults who have been diagnosed with tongue tie and are going through with procedures to address the tongue tie.

Cranial Osteopath, Craniosacral Therapist or Chiropractor

The job of a cranial practitioner is to evaluate for cranial asymmetry / misalignment. Sometimes there is sutural compromise within the plates of bones of the head and face. There may be sutural jamming, overlapping or abnormal fusion of two or more of the bones that make up the craniofacial structure, seen in tongue tie, TMJ dysfunction and other issues. It is important to rule out bone fusion and apply techniques designed to help realign the cranial bones. Thereby, adding synergy to the dental or medical professionals in a collaborative effort.

Learn more about Dr. Kaminsky, visit his bio and experience page, then bring your child in for an appointment.

About Dr. Kaminsky & Craniosacral Therapy

Having a Chiropractic background since the year 2000, Dr. Kaminsky offers many methods of treatment with an emphasis on Craniosacral Therapy in NYC.

Craniosacral Therapy (CST) is a method focusing on the link between the cranium (head) and sacrum (the second to last bone at the base of your spine), scientifically proven to work in unison to pump fluid throughout the body, an unknown disruption of which can cause many health issues.  The craniosacral mechanism pumps vital fluid called cerebro-spinal fluid (CSF) through the body and in a sense energetically lubricates the joints, tissues, organs; basically all cells of the body. It is the driving force of all your body’s systems of function; including maintaining the tone of your muscles.

The Central Nervous System (brain and spinal cord) are surrounded with CSF generating energetic rhythmic impulses of fluid delicately pumping throughout your body’s parts “breathing” the movement of life. This measurable rhythm of moving fluid, like the heart rhythm, pulse rhythm, breathing rhythm is the foundational “blueprint” and primary principle of our real-time state of our health. 

Compromises of our rhythmic movements of fluid flow correlates to the impulse restrictions in the system which the body is unable to overcome or self-correct. This is the reason why we have “dis-ease”, symptoms, conditions, basically all ailments.  This is where the skill of an experienced craniosacral therapist becomes valuable.  By placing his or her hands on your body the practitioner can feel, detect, evaluate, and facilitate correction of these restrictive arrhythmic impulses.

The craniosacral therapist helps your rhythm restore and renew in compromised areas allowing for healing to take place of sensory, motor, musculoskeletal, neurological disorders, symptoms, conditions and pain.  To learn more, visit the other pages on this website. Call to schedule your healing treatment with Dr. Kaminsky.