Online ISSN: 2515-8260

Keywords : Osteopathy

Osteopathy in Dentistry – Review of the Literature

Sarah A. Alfaqeeh, Sarah I. Alzaidy, Samar A. Bin Jadeed, Wejdan A. Aljammaz

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2022, Volume 9, Issue 7, Pages 7910-7930

Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT) is often defined as “the
therapeutic application of manually guided forces by an Osteopathic Physician to boost
physiologic function and/or support homeostasis that has been altered by somatic
dysfunction.” The purpose of this paper was to provide an update of the current status of
OMT, to shed light on potential areas of dentistry where application of OMT is effective
and to supplement the Literature Review with a list of available centers that deliver OMT
in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Materials and Methods: A review of the literature about
the efficacy of OMT in addressing dental problems was carried between August and
December 2020. Result: Osteopathy can manage various dental conditions, such as, pain
following root canal treatment (RCT) and extraction, temporomandibular disorders
(TMDs), malocclusion and neck and back pain frequently encountered by dentists through
mobilization of soft tissues like fascia, ligaments and muscles.