CIO + OV
New unit combining Odontology, dermatology, physiotherapy, dermatology and otorhinolaryngology
We have joined forces with CIO Salud Clinic, located in central Bilbao, and their experts on dermatology, physiotherapy and otorhinolaryngology to offer our patients a comprehensive solution to their pathologies.
The aim is to offer a multidisciplinary team approach to common disorders like the Temporomandibular joint dysfunction, atypical swallowing or sleep apnoea, among others.
THE BEST SPECIALISTS
We have highly specialised professionals in different fields of dentistry, otorhinolaryngology, dermatology and physiotherapy all with vast experience.
Diagnosis and treatment are carried out jointly, no matter in which clinic you decide to have your first appointment, and all our specialists will get involved.
Our front desk team will coordinate your appointments throughout the milestones of your treatment.
OUR JOINT UNITS
TMJ Occlusion and Bruxism
We treat disorders related to TMJ dysfunction, occlusion and bruxism. One of the main consequences of bruxism and other temporomandibular joint pathologies is the tension which accumulates in the muscles of the jaw, neck and head, causing muscle contraction and headaches.
Our specialists look for the best way to alleviate the symptoms, as well as treating their source:
Dentistry – The aim of dental treatment is to correct the bite as well as prevent future wear and tear. Treatment varies according to the specific case of each patient: selective grinding of teeth, orthodontics or implants.
Physiotherapy – Physiotherapy helps to decontract the muscles of the temporomandibular joint, head and neck, relieving and preventing symptoms.
Dermatology – In some cases, it may be advisable to additionally infiltrate botox to relax very pronounced contractures.
Atypical swallowing is characterised by incorrect tongue posture and movements when “swallowing” saliva, liquid or food.
The most common case is where people bring the tongue “forward”, causing malformations in the bite. However this also occurs in the opposite way: a malocclusion (a “bad” fit between the upper and lower teeth) can result in an abnormal swallow.
The most common signs and symptoms of patients with atypical swallowing are poor digestion, dry mouth due to non-nasal breathing, mispronunciation of some phonemes (d,t,l,n,r) among others.
Treatment by our team consists of bite correction and muscle re-education:
Dentistry – The aim of dentistry treatment is to correct the bite, using orthodontics or other specific appliances.
Speech therapist – Helps the patient to re-educate their swallowing movements
SAHS – Sleep Apnoea
Sleep apnoea, or sleep apnoea-hypopnoea syndrome, is a common disorder in which one or more pauses in breathing occur during sleep. The most common type of sleep apnoea is obstructive: the airway is reduced in diameter or even blocked during sleep.
Those with this pathology suffer from micro-awakenings, snoring and tiredness.
Treatment, which may have different options, is discussed between the specialists involved:
Pneumologist – Carries out the first sleep test, (CPAP) to detect and diagnose the problem.
Dentist – Can carry out a treatment of mandibular advance (correction of the lack of space in the larynx) by means of a splint or orthodontics.
Otolaryngologist – Upper airway surgery may sometimes be required.
If you are interested in treatment with the CIO + OV unit, you can contact us or the CIO Clinic. We will guide you and schedule the first visit with the specialist assigned to your case.
You can also make an appointment through our form, call us on 944 158 902 or write to firstname.lastname@example.org.