Relevance to dentistry
Craniosacral therapy can be the missing piece of the jigsaw puzzle when it comes to dental procedures. It can help enhance the effectiveness of dental work, prevent the occurance of unpleasant side effects of procedures and help reduce the stress of dentist and patients alike! The benefits of CST that appeal to the dentist are that the skeletal structure (causes of restriction can often be outside the masticatory system), and particularly the cervicocranium and its underlying membranes are brought back into balance.
When the cervicocranium is realigned it can avoid the frustrating phenomenon of having removed an appliance the teeth then returning towards their original position. This occurs when appliances are used on a cranium that has torsion and restriction and in encouraging the teeth to the desired position further torque and distorsion occurs. When the device is removed the cranium seeks to return to some degree of balance and the teeth begin to move back! Craniosacral therapy given before applicances are administered (and sometimes between orthodontic visits whilst receiving treatment) can eliminate or minimise this. After all we wouldn’t be fitted for a suit or a tailored dress slouching!
Sharpey’s fibres; a matrix of connective tissue connecting periosteum to bone. In the skull, they bind cranial bones in a firm but moveable manner. In teeth, they form the ends of the periodontal ligament connecting cementum with periosteum of alveolar bone.