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NEURO MUSCULAR
FUNCTION OF MASTICATORY
APPARATUS
“Nothing is more fundamental to treating patients than
knowing the anatom...
INTRODUCTION
“You cannot successfully treat dysfunction unless you understand
function.”
-JPO
The functions of masticatory...
Neuromuscular System
The neurologic system The muscle system
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Nervous System
It has three basic functions
 Sensory
 Integrative
 Motor
Sensory functions - Nervous system senses chan...
NERVOUS
SYSTEM DIVISION
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PERIPHERAL NERVOUS SYSTEM
A. Somatic nervous system
B. Autonomic nervous system
Sympathetic
Parasympathetic
Somatic Nervou...
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NEURON
It is functional
and
anatomical
unit of
nerve.
It has three
parts.
Cell body
Axion
Dendrites
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NEUROPHYSIOLOGY
Communication of neurons depend upon two factors
• There is electrical voltage called resting membrane pot...
Distribution of ions across plasma membrane
Extra cellular fluid is reaching Na+ & Ca++ and intra cellular fluid
is rich i...
ION CHANNEL:
may be :
Voltage gated
Chemical gated
Voltage gated ion channel; responds to direct change in membrane
potent...
ION CHANNELS
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Action Potential (Impulse)
During action potential two types of voltage, gated channels
open and then close.
1. Opening of...
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Depolarisation
If action potential is above critical level (threshold about –55mV) the
voltage gated channel open.
This le...
Refractive Period
Period of time were excited cell cannot generate another action
potential is called refractive period.
A...
Propagation and conduction of nerve
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Propagation of conduction
Continuous Conduction:- this is property of unmylinated nerves.
As depolarization increases ther...
Large
fibres
A fibres Myelinated 5-20µm
thick
12-130
m/s
Medium
fibres
B fibres Myelinated 3-10 µm
thick
15-30
m/s
Small
f...
MUSCULAR SYSTEM
Although bones and joints form frame worth of body, they cannot
move by themselves. Motion results from al...
TYPES OF MUSCLES
Skeletal muscle tissue
Primarily attached to bones and move parts of skeletal system.
They are striated m...
Characteristics of muscle tissues
Excitability: ability to respond to stimuli by producing action
potential.
Contractility...
NEUROMUSCULAR JUNCTIONS
Term neuromuscular junction includes junction
between axion terminal of neuron to motor and plate ...
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MICROSCOPIC ANATOMY OF MUSCLE
Functional unit of muscle is muscle fibers
Fibers and arranged parallel to each other havi...
MYOFIBRILS
Myofibrils are contractile elements of skeletal muscle
They are 1 to 2 m. in diameter and contains 3 types of f...
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Regulation of contraction of muscle
In 1950 Jean Hanson and Huge Huxley gave mechanism of muscle
contraction by their mode...
SLIDING FILAMENT MECHANISM OF MUSCLE
CONTRACTION
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EVENTS OF CONTRACTION AND
RELAXATION
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It is largest cranial nerve
It contains both sensory and motor fibers
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It is attached to the lateral part of pons by its two roots – sensory
and motor roots
Sensor root arises from samilunar ga...
DISTRIBUTION AREAS OF
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OPHTHALMIC NERVE
It is first branch of trigeminal nerve
It is sensory nerve
It is the smallest division, it passes forward...
MAXILLARY DIVISION
Maxillary division is entirely sensory in function
Originates: In middle of trigeminal ganglion and con...
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It branches in four region
A. Middle cranial fossa
1. Middle meningeal nerve
B. Branch in pterygopalatine fossa
Zygomatico...
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C. Branches in infra orbital groove and canal
1. Anterior superior alveolar nerve (supplying
incisors and canine)
2. Middl...
MANDIBULAR NERVE
This is largest of three divisions of trigeminal nerve.
It has both sensory and motor fibers
Course
Begi...
Branches:
1. From main trunk
Meningeal branch
Nerve to medial pterygoid
2. From anterior trunk
Sensory branch: Buccal nerv...
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Applied anatomy
Motor part of mandibular nerve is tested by asking patient to
clench his teeth, and feel contraction of ma...
Peripheral nerve input in spinal cord
Throughout the body first order neurons synapse with second order
neurons in dorsal ...
But face and oral structures do not enter spinal cord, they are
carried by trigeminal nerve directly in brain stem in the ...
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THE MASSETER
This is a quadrilateral muscle which covers the lateral surface of
the ramus of the mandible. Its fibres are ...
Nerve Supply
Masseteric nerve, a branch of anterior division of
mandibular nerve.
Action
Muscle elevate the mandible to cl...
The Temporalis
This muscle fills the temporal fossa.
Origin
Temporal fossa excluding the zygomatic bone/
Temporal fascia
w...
Insertion
The fibres of the muscle coverage and pass through the gap
deep to the zygomatic arch. They are inserted into
Th...
THE LATERAL PTERYGOID
This muscle has upper and lower heads.
Origin
Both heads arises from sphenoid bone.
The upper head i...
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Nerve Supply
A branch from the anterior division of mandibular nerve.
Actions
Depress the mandible to open the mouth
The l...
THE MEDIAL PTERYGOID
This is quadrilateral muscle having small superficial head
and large deep head which forms major part...
Applied Anatomy
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SENSORY RECEPTORS OF MASTICATORY SYSTEM
Sensory receptors are organs located in all body tissue and
provide information to...
Muscle spindle
Skeletal muscle consist of 2 types of fibers
Extrafusal fibers and intrafusal fibers
Extrafusal fibers whic...
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Golgi tendon organ
They are located in muscle tendons
They monitor muscle tension
Tension on tendons (because of contracti...
Reflex action
Reflex is a mechanism by which “sensory impulse is automatically
converted into a motor effect through invol...
Two general reflexes are important in masticatory system.
They are ,
Myostatic reflex
&
Nociceptive reflex
Myostatic refle...
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Nociceptive reflex or flexor reflex: It is polysynaptic reflex to
noxious stimulus and hence considered protective e.g. su...
Reciprocal innervations: It is control of antagonist muscles. Each
muscle that supports the head and control functions has...
Major function of masticatory system
Mastication
Swallowing
Speech
Mastication
It is the act of chewing food
It is a compl...
Chewing stroke
Mastication is made up of rythemic and well control separation and
closure of maxillary and mandibular teet...
In frontal view of chewing stroke the following happens
In opening phase, it drops downwards from maximal
intercuspal posi...
CHEWING STROKE IN
SAGITTAL PLANE OF
WORKING SIDE
CONDYLE
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CHEWING STROKE IN
SAGITTAL PLANE OF
NON WORKING SIDE
CONDYLE
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CHEWING STROKE WITH VARIATION OF TYPE OF
FOOD (FRONTAL VIEW)
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CHEWING STROKE WITH VARIATION OF TYPE OF
OCCLUSION (FRONTAL VIEW)
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Forces of mastication
Biting force applied to teeth varies from individual to
individual.
Biting force in male is more tha...
NEUROMUSCULAR REGULATION OF
MANDIBULAR MOTION
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Neuromuscular regulation of mandibular motion.
Muscles that move, hold or stabilize the mandible can do so
because they re...
Some receptors in muscle membrane of oral cavity stimulated by
touch, pain, pressure are nociceptors and other receptors p...
Neuromuscular in parafunctional activities
Parafunctional habit involving repeated or sustained
occlusion of teeth which c...
Physiology of vertical jaw relation
Vertical dimension of rest (or physiological rest or
postural position of mandible) is...
CONCLUSION
Mastication is a complex physiologic phenomenon and is
performed by series of highly coordinated functions invo...
References
• 1) Grays anatomy: Peter L Williams, Roger Warwick, 37th edition
• 2)B.D Chaurasias; Human Anatomy; regional a...
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  1. 1. INDIAN DENTAL ACADEMY Leader in continuing dental education www.indiandentalacademy.com www.indiandentalacademy.com
  2. 2. NEURO MUSCULAR FUNCTION OF MASTICATORY APPARATUS “Nothing is more fundamental to treating patients than knowing the anatomy.” -JPO Presented by: Dr. Saquib A. Shaikh www.indiandentalacademy.com
  3. 3. INTRODUCTION “You cannot successfully treat dysfunction unless you understand function.” -JPO The functions of masticatory systems is complex. Discriminatory contraction of various head and neck muscle is necessary to move the mandible precisely and allow effective functioning. A highly refined neurologic control system regulates and co-ordinates the activities of entire masticatory system. It consists primarily of nerves and muscles; hence the term Neuromuscular system. A basic understanding of anatomy and functions of neuromuscular system is essential to understand the influence that tooth contact and other conditions have on mandibular movement. www.indiandentalacademy.com
  4. 4. Neuromuscular System The neurologic system The muscle system www.indiandentalacademy.com
  5. 5. Nervous System It has three basic functions  Sensory  Integrative  Motor Sensory functions - Nervous system senses changes (stimuli) both within the body and outside the body. Integrative functions:- It analysis the sensory information, stores some of its aspect and make decision for appropriative behavior. Motor functions: - It responds to stimuli by musculature contraction or glandular secretion. www.indiandentalacademy.com
  6. 6. NERVOUS SYSTEM DIVISION www.indiandentalacademy.com
  7. 7. PERIPHERAL NERVOUS SYSTEM A. Somatic nervous system B. Autonomic nervous system Sympathetic Parasympathetic Somatic Nervous System: - These convey sensory neurons from cutaneous of head, body wall and extremities to CNS and motor neurons from CNS conducts to skeletal muscles only. This is self controlled and hence voluntary. Autonomic Nervous System:-These convey sensory neurons from viscera to CNS and motor neurons from CNS conduct to smooth muscle, cardiac muscle and glands. www.indiandentalacademy.com
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  9. 9. NEURON It is functional and anatomical unit of nerve. It has three parts. Cell body Axion Dendrites www.indiandentalacademy.com
  10. 10. NEUROPHYSIOLOGY Communication of neurons depend upon two factors • There is electrical voltage called resting membrane potential (RMP) across membrane. • Plasma membrane has variety of ion channels that may close or open. Resting membrane potential There is equal distribution of negative charge just inside the membrane and positive outside the membrane. In neurons resting membrane potential ranges from -40 to -90 mV. A typical value is -70mV. The minus sign indicates that the inside is negative to the outside. Because of phospholipids bilayer plasma membrane is good insulator. www.indiandentalacademy.com
  11. 11. Distribution of ions across plasma membrane Extra cellular fluid is reaching Na+ & Ca++ and intra cellular fluid is rich in K+ and Cl-. Permeability to K+ is 50-100 times more than that of Na+ in resting neuron. www.indiandentalacademy.com
  12. 12. ION CHANNEL: may be : Voltage gated Chemical gated Voltage gated ion channel; responds to direct change in membrane potential. The presence of voltage gated ion channel in nerve and muscle plasma membrane of the cell is the property of excitability i.e. the ability to respond certain stimuli by producing impulse. Chemical gated ion channel; responds to chemical stimuli such as neurotransmitters, hormones, ions like H+ and Ca++. www.indiandentalacademy.com
  13. 13. ION CHANNELS www.indiandentalacademy.com
  14. 14. Action Potential (Impulse) During action potential two types of voltage, gated channels open and then close. 1. Opening of Na+ channel (Depolarisation) 2. Opening of K+ channel and closing of Na+ channel (Repolirasation) 3. Recovery of resting membrane potential. www.indiandentalacademy.com
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  16. 16. Depolarisation If action potential is above critical level (threshold about –55mV) the voltage gated channel open. This leads to activation of Na+ channel & it opens causing Na+ influx As depolarisation increases the membrane potential changes from - 70mV towards 0, then to +30mV. Na channel has two gates activation gate and inactivation gate. Repolarisation As the action potential peaks, during depolarization to +30mV the repolarisation begins. By opening voltage gated K+ channel. As K+ channel open Na+ channel are closing The membrane potential thus changes from +30mV to 0 then o -70 mV. Repolarisation restores resting membrane potential and allows inactivated Na+ channel to revert to resting stage.www.indiandentalacademy.com
  17. 17. Refractive Period Period of time were excited cell cannot generate another action potential is called refractive period. Absolute Refractive Period Time period where excited cell cannot generate another action potential even with very strong stimuli. www.indiandentalacademy.com
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  19. 19. Propagation of conduction Continuous Conduction:- this is property of unmylinated nerves. As depolarization increases there is increase in Na= ,influx, this depolarization opens voltage gated sodium channel at adjacent patch of membrane. It is self- propogatory from trigger zone. 2.Saltatory conduction :- This is the property of mylinated nerves. Myelin sheath acts as an insulator Myelin sheath is interrupted at node of Ranvier which has high density of Na channel Thus, the impulse appears to jump from node to node to cause depolarization. www.indiandentalacademy.com
  20. 20. Large fibres A fibres Myelinated 5-20µm thick 12-130 m/s Medium fibres B fibres Myelinated 3-10 µm thick 15-30 m/s Small fibres C fibres Unmyelinated 0.5-1.5 µm thick 1-4 m/s TYPES OF NERVE FIBRES www.indiandentalacademy.com
  21. 21. MUSCULAR SYSTEM Although bones and joints form frame worth of body, they cannot move by themselves. Motion results from alternate contraction and relaxation of muscles Muscles constitute 40-50% body weight. Function of muscles  Motion: Movements like walking, running localized movement example grasping pencil or nodding of head  Stabilising body position to regulating organ volume Maintains posture Prevent outflow of contents of hollow organs  Thermogenesis: skeletal muscle contract to perform work and by product is heat. Heat released by muscle maintains body temperature. www.indiandentalacademy.com
  22. 22. TYPES OF MUSCLES Skeletal muscle tissue Primarily attached to bones and move parts of skeletal system. They are striated muscles because alternate light and dark bands when seen under microscope Is voluntary and can be made contract and relax by conscious control. Cardiac muscle tissue Forms most of the heart It is also striated but is involuntary i.e. its contraction is usually not under conscious control. It can built it own rhythm and is called autorhythimicity Smooth muscle tissue It is located in walls of hollow internal structures such as blood vessels, stomach, intestine as well as most other obdominal organs. It also in skin attached to hair follicle. Under microscope they are nonstraited or smooth These are involuntary. www.indiandentalacademy.com
  23. 23. Characteristics of muscle tissues Excitability: ability to respond to stimuli by producing action potential. Contractility: ability of muscle to shorten and thicken thus generating force to do work. Muscle contract in response to one or more muscle action potential. Extensibility: Muscles can be extended without damaging the tissue Elasticity: Muscle tends to return to original shape after contraction or extension. www.indiandentalacademy.com
  24. 24. NEUROMUSCULAR JUNCTIONS Term neuromuscular junction includes junction between axion terminal of neuron to motor and plate of muscle fiber. Synapses is the contact between two neurons or neurons and muscle fibers and neurons to grandular cells. At most synapses a small gap is present called synaptic gap. Muscle fiber at the end of axion terminal of neuron is called motor end plate. Neurons communicate with motor end plate by releasing a chemical called neuro transmitter www.indiandentalacademy.com
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  26. 26. MICROSCOPIC ANATOMY OF MUSCLE Functional unit of muscle is muscle fibers Fibers and arranged parallel to each other having 10-100 m. in diameter and 100 m. –30 cms long Plasma membrane is called sarcolemma and is surrounded by cytoplasm or sarcoplasm www.indiandentalacademy.com
  27. 27. MYOFIBRILS Myofibrils are contractile elements of skeletal muscle They are 1 to 2 m. in diameter and contains 3 types of filaments 1. Thick filament: about 16 nm diameter – it has contractile protein called myosin 2. Thin filament – about 8 nm diameter – it has contractile protein called as actin 3. Elastic filament: It has protein called as titin – this titin anchors thick filaments Z discs and thereby helps stabilize the position of thick filaments.  Myofibrils in muscles fibers are arranged in compartments called as sarcomere  Z line separate one sarcomere from another  ‘A’ band (dark or anisotropic) extends from one end to other end of thick band  I band (Light band) contains thin filamentwww.indiandentalacademy.com
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  30. 30. Regulation of contraction of muscle In 1950 Jean Hanson and Huge Huxley gave mechanism of muscle contraction by their model known as sliding filament mechanism. www.indiandentalacademy.com
  31. 31. SLIDING FILAMENT MECHANISM OF MUSCLE CONTRACTION www.indiandentalacademy.com
  32. 32. EVENTS OF CONTRACTION AND RELAXATION www.indiandentalacademy.com
  33. 33. It is largest cranial nerve It contains both sensory and motor fibers www.indiandentalacademy.com
  34. 34. It is attached to the lateral part of pons by its two roots – sensory and motor roots Sensor root arises from samilunar ganglion located in mickles cavity. Sensory roots has three nucleus Main sensory nucleus Mesencephalic nucleus arising from mesencephalic root Spinal tract nucleus Motor root origin in motor nucleus which is located in upper pons Three large division proceed from convex border of semilunar ganglion Ophthalmic division Maxillary division Mandibular division www.indiandentalacademy.com
  35. 35. DISTRIBUTION AREAS OF TRIGEMINAL NERVEwww.indiandentalacademy.com
  36. 36. OPHTHALMIC NERVE It is first branch of trigeminal nerve It is sensory nerve It is the smallest division, it passes forward to enter orbits through superior orbital fissure. It gives the following branches Branches Lacrimal nerve Supra orbital branch Frontal nerve Supra trochlear branch Infra trochlear branch Nasociliary nerve External nasal branchwww.indiandentalacademy.com
  37. 37. MAXILLARY DIVISION Maxillary division is entirely sensory in function Originates: In middle of trigeminal ganglion and continues forward in lower part of cavernous sinus It leaves cranial fossa through foramen rotundum and enters pterygopalatine fossa From there it enters orbital cavity through inferior orbital fissure, here it turns laterally in infra orbital groove and emerges on anterior surface of maxilla through infraorbital foramen. It supplies Lower eyelid, side of the nose, upper lip, all maxillary teeth and gingiva, hard and soft palate part of tonsillar region and pharynx near opening of auditory tube www.indiandentalacademy.com
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  39. 39. It branches in four region A. Middle cranial fossa 1. Middle meningeal nerve B. Branch in pterygopalatine fossa Zygomatico facial nerve 1.Zygomatic nerve Zygomatico temporal nerve 2.Pterygopalatine nerve a. Orbital branch b. Nasal branch Anterior palatine c. Palatine branch middle palatine Posterior palatine 3. Posterior superior alveolar branch www.indiandentalacademy.com
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  41. 41. C. Branches in infra orbital groove and canal 1. Anterior superior alveolar nerve (supplying incisors and canine) 2. Middle superior alveolar nerve (supplying premolars and mesial root of first molar) D. Terminal branch of maxillary division 1. Inferior palpable branch 2. Lateral nasal branch 3. Superior labial branch www.indiandentalacademy.com
  42. 42. MANDIBULAR NERVE This is largest of three divisions of trigeminal nerve. It has both sensory and motor fibers Course Begins in middle cranial fossa through large sensory root and small motor root Sensory root arises from lateral part of trigeminal ganglion and leaves cranial cavity through foramen ovale. Motor root lies deep to trigeminal ganglion and sensory root. It also passes through foramen ovale and joint sensory root just below foramen to form main trunk After short course, the main trunk divides into small anterior and large posterior division. www.indiandentalacademy.com
  43. 43. Branches: 1. From main trunk Meningeal branch Nerve to medial pterygoid 2. From anterior trunk Sensory branch: Buccal nerve Motor branch: Messeteric nerve Deep temporal nerve Nerve to lateral pterygoid 3. Posterior trunk Auriculotemporal nerve Lingual nerve Inferior alveolar nerve a. Mylohyoid branch b. Mental branch www.indiandentalacademy.com
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  45. 45. Applied anatomy Motor part of mandibular nerve is tested by asking patient to clench his teeth, and feel contraction of masseter muscle on two side If one masseter is paralyzed jaw deviates to paralyzed side. Mandibular neuralgia www.indiandentalacademy.com
  46. 46. Peripheral nerve input in spinal cord Throughout the body first order neurons synapse with second order neurons in dorsal horn of spinal cord. Sensory receptor – first order neuron synapses – dorsal horn of spinal cord – interneurons – second order neurons – cross the spinal cord to anterior lateral spinothalamic pathway – to higher centers www.indiandentalacademy.com
  47. 47. But face and oral structures do not enter spinal cord, they are carried by trigeminal nerve directly in brain stem in the region of pons to synapse in trigeminal nucleus. Trigeminal nucleus 1. Main sensory nucleus (more rostrally located) 2. Spinal track nucleus (caudally located ) a. Sub nucleus oralis b. Sub nucleus inter polaris c. Sub nucleus caudalis 3. Mesencephalic nucleus 4. Motor nucleus www.indiandentalacademy.com
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  50. 50. THE MASSETER This is a quadrilateral muscle which covers the lateral surface of the ramus of the mandible. Its fibres are arranged in three layers. Origin Superficial layer from anterior 2/3 of the lower border of the zygomatic arch and from the zygomatic process of the maxilla. Middle layer : from the anterior 2/3 of the deep surface and posterior 1/3 of the lower border of zygomatic arch. Deep layer: from the deep surface of zygomatic arch. Insertion The superfacial fibres pass downwards and backwards at the angle of 450 They are inserted into the lower part of the lateral surface of the ramus of mandible. The middle and the deep fibres, pass vertically downwards. The middle fibres are inserted into the middle part of the ramus the deep fibres into the upper part of the ramus and into coronoid process. www.indiandentalacademy.com
  51. 51. Nerve Supply Masseteric nerve, a branch of anterior division of mandibular nerve. Action Muscle elevate the mandible to close the mouth and clench the teeth. www.indiandentalacademy.com
  52. 52. The Temporalis This muscle fills the temporal fossa. Origin Temporal fossa excluding the zygomatic bone/ Temporal fascia www.indiandentalacademy.com
  53. 53. Insertion The fibres of the muscle coverage and pass through the gap deep to the zygomatic arch. They are inserted into The margin and deep surface of the coronoid process. The anterior border of the ramus of mandible. Nerve Supply Deep temporal branch from anterior division of mandibular nerve. Action Elevates the mandible. Posterior fibres retract the protruded mandible www.indiandentalacademy.com
  54. 54. THE LATERAL PTERYGOID This muscle has upper and lower heads. Origin Both heads arises from sphenoid bone. The upper head is small. It arises from infratemporal surface and crest of greater wing of sphenoid bone. The lower head is large. It arises from lateral pterygoid plate. Insertion The fibres run backwards and laterally and coverage to insert into Pterygoid fovea on the anterior surface of the neck of the mandible Anterior margin of articular disc and capsule of the temporomandibular joint. www.indiandentalacademy.com
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  56. 56. Nerve Supply A branch from the anterior division of mandibular nerve. Actions Depress the mandible to open the mouth The lateral and medial pterygoid muscle of both side act together to protrude the mandible. The medial and lateral pterygoid on both side contract alternately to produce side to side movement of mandible (chewing). www.indiandentalacademy.com
  57. 57. THE MEDIAL PTERYGOID This is quadrilateral muscle having small superficial head and large deep head which forms major part of the muscle. Origin Superficial head: from tuberosity of the maxilla and adjoining bone. Deep head from medial surface of lateral pterygoid plate and adjoining part of palatine bone. Insertion The fibres run downwards, backwards and laterally to be inserted into the roughened area on medial surface of angle and adjoining part of ramus of mandible, below and behind mandibular foramen and mylohyoid groove.www.indiandentalacademy.com
  58. 58. Applied Anatomy www.indiandentalacademy.com
  59. 59. SENSORY RECEPTORS OF MASTICATORY SYSTEM Sensory receptors are organs located in all body tissue and provide information to central nerve system (CNS) by afferent neurons Masticatory system has 4 types of sensory receptors Muscle spindle – special receptors found in muscle tissues golgi tendon organs – located in tendons pacinian corpuscle : located in tendons joints periosteum and facia Nociceptors – found generally in all tissue of masticatory system www.indiandentalacademy.com
  60. 60. Muscle spindle Skeletal muscle consist of 2 types of fibers Extrafusal fibers and intrafusal fibers Extrafusal fibers which are contractile and make the bulk of muscle Intrafusal fibers minutely contractile intrafusal fibers bound by connective tissue sheath is called muscle spindle Muscle spindle acts as length monitoring system by feed back mechanism to CNS. When muscle is stretched suddenly its both extrafusal and intrafusal fibers elongate. This stimulates nuclear chain and nuclear bag fiber from which afferent nerves group 1A and group II relay the stimulus to CNS Intern efferent motor fibers are stimulated, extrafusal fibers contract and muscle shortens. This shortening decreases the afferent output of muscle spindle. www.indiandentalacademy.com
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  62. 62. Golgi tendon organ They are located in muscle tendons They monitor muscle tension Tension on tendons (because of contraction of muscles) stimulates the receptors in golgi tendons and again by feed back mechanism it causes relaxation. Pacinian organs They are large oval organs made up of concentric lamila of connective tissues. They are widely distributed in joints periosteum, tendons, facia sub connective tissue. Pressure applied to these tissues deforms the organ and stimulate the nerve fibers. Nocicepotors Are generally sensory receptors which responds to wide range of stimuli from tactile to noxous injury also called as machanorceptors giving sensation to touch pressure, hair follicle movements. Noceceptors primarily function to monitor the condition, position and movement of tissue in masticatory system.www.indiandentalacademy.com
  63. 63. Reflex action Reflex is a mechanism by which “sensory impulse is automatically converted into a motor effect through involvement of central nervous system. This definition implies 1. There must be a sensory stimulus from sensory receptors There must be a motor effect. Motor effect may be contraction of muscle (skeletal, cardiac, and smooth muscles) or secretion of exocrine gland The integration (i.e. conversion of afferent into efferent) must be automatic Although information is sent to higher centers response is independent of will and with no brain stem influence Reflex action may be (a) monosynaptic (b) poly synaptic Monosynaptic – occurs when afferent fibers directly stimulates with efferent fibers in CNS Polysynaptic – reflex presents when afferent neurons stimulate one or more inter neurons in CNS which interns stimulate efferent nerve fibers. www.indiandentalacademy.com
  64. 64. Two general reflexes are important in masticatory system. They are , Myostatic reflex & Nociceptive reflex Myostatic reflex or stretch reflex It is only monosynaptic jaw reflex. When skeletal muscle is quickly stretched, this protective reflex is elicited and brings about contraction of stretch muscles It is activated by sudden application of downward force to chin with rubber hammer, which results in sudden contraction of elevator muscles. www.indiandentalacademy.com
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  66. 66. Nociceptive reflex or flexor reflex: It is polysynaptic reflex to noxious stimulus and hence considered protective e.g. sudden withdrawal of hand touching by touching hot object. www.indiandentalacademy.com
  67. 67. Reciprocal innervations: It is control of antagonist muscles. Each muscle that supports the head and control functions has an antagonist that counteracts its activity. If certain muscle elevates the mandible other group of muscle depresses it For mandible to be elevated by temporalis, medial pterygoid and massetric muscle, the supra hyoid muscle should relax and lengthen. Likewise, for mandible to be depressed the suprahyoid muscles should contract and elevator muscle should relax and lengthen This neurologic control for antagonist muscle is called reciprocal innervation. www.indiandentalacademy.com
  68. 68. Major function of masticatory system Mastication Swallowing Speech Mastication It is the act of chewing food It is a complex function that uses the muscle, teeth, periodontal supporting structures, lips, cheek, tongue, palate and salivary glands. The functional activity is generally automatic and involuntary. However when desired it can be brought under voluntary control. www.indiandentalacademy.com
  69. 69. Chewing stroke Mastication is made up of rythemic and well control separation and closure of maxillary and mandibular teeth. This is the under the control of central pattern generator in brainstem. Complete chewing stroke is tear shape movement pattern It is divided in to – Opening and closing movement Closing movement is further subdivided into crushing phase and grinding phase www.indiandentalacademy.com
  70. 70. In frontal view of chewing stroke the following happens In opening phase, it drops downwards from maximal intercuspal position to point where incisal edges are 16-18 mm apart. Then it moves laterally 5-6 mm. from midline and the closing movement begins. In first phase of closing movement food is trapped in teeth and is called crushing phase, as teeth approach each other lateral displacement is lessened and when teeths are 3mm apart jaw is 3-4 mm lateral to starting point. At this point both maxillary and mandibular buccal cusp are directly under each other. As mandibular continues to close food is trapped between teeth this begins grinding phase of closure stroke. During grinding phase mandibular is guided by occlusal surface of teeth to maximum intercuspal position, cuspal inclines cross across each other permitting sharing and grinding of food bolus. www.indiandentalacademy.com
  71. 71. CHEWING STROKE IN SAGITTAL PLANE OF WORKING SIDE CONDYLE www.indiandentalacademy.com
  72. 72. CHEWING STROKE IN SAGITTAL PLANE OF NON WORKING SIDE CONDYLE www.indiandentalacademy.com
  73. 73. CHEWING STROKE WITH VARIATION OF TYPE OF FOOD (FRONTAL VIEW) www.indiandentalacademy.com
  74. 74. CHEWING STROKE WITH VARIATION OF TYPE OF OCCLUSION (FRONTAL VIEW) www.indiandentalacademy.com
  75. 75. Forces of mastication Biting force applied to teeth varies from individual to individual. Biting force in male is more than that of females. In males it ranges from 118-142 pounds (53.6-64.4 kgs) and in females it ranges from 79-99 pounds (35.8-44.9 kgs) Maximum force applied is at molar region and it was found to be 91-198 pounds (41.3-89.8 Kgs) whereas in anterior region 29-51 pounds (13.2-23.1 Kgs). During chewing greatest amount of force is placed on first molar region. The biting force with complete denture is only one fourth that of subjects with natural teeth i.e. 30-35 pounds in males and 20-25 pounds in females. www.indiandentalacademy.com
  76. 76. NEUROMUSCULAR REGULATION OF MANDIBULAR MOTION www.indiandentalacademy.com
  77. 77. Neuromuscular regulation of mandibular motion. Muscles that move, hold or stabilize the mandible can do so because they receive impulses from central nervous system. Impulses that regulate mandibular motion may arise at consicious level and results in voluntary mandibular activities. Impulses may also arise from subconcious level as a result of stimulation of oral or muscle receptors. Subconscious impulse produce involuntary movement. Cell body of motor nerve may influence inhibition or excitation. When closing movement occurs then neurons to the closing muscles are excited and those to that of opening muscles (Antagonist muscles) are inhibited. Impulses from subconscious level also regulates the muscle tone which plays the primary role in physiology rest position of mandible. www.indiandentalacademy.com
  78. 78. Some receptors in muscle membrane of oral cavity stimulated by touch, pain, pressure are nociceptors and other receptors present in periodontal ligament, mandibular muscles and mandibular ligament which provides informations as to the location of mandible in space are called as proprioceptors. Nociceptors travels to sensory nucleus and proprioceptors to mesencephalic nucleus. Impulses are transmitted in following ways:- l) From sensory cortex & motor cortex conscious level. to produce voluntary change in position of mandible. 2)By the way of reflex arch to motor nuclei of trigeminal nerve and directly back to mandibular muscles to cause involuntary movement of mandible. 3)By combination of these to under the influence of subcortical areas, involuntary movement of mandible take place away. www.indiandentalacademy.com
  79. 79. Neuromuscular in parafunctional activities Parafunctional habit involving repeated or sustained occlusion of teeth which can be harmful to teeth and other component of masticatory system. The neuromuscular basis and mechanism of bruxism have been studied and is explained by increase in tonic activity in jaw muscles. Emotion or neuron tension, pain or discomfort, stress, occlusal interferences are the factors that increase muscle tonus and lead to nonfunctional gnashing and clenching. www.indiandentalacademy.com
  80. 80. Physiology of vertical jaw relation Vertical dimension of rest (or physiological rest or postural position of mandible) is established by muscles and gravity. There are two hypothesis of postural rest position of mandible. One is active and other is passive hypothesis By active hypothesis this position is assumed only when muscle that close the jaw and those that open the jaw are in the state of minimal contraction to maintain the posture of mandible. Passive hypothesis holds that elastic element of jaw musculature and not any muscle activity balances the influence of gravity. www.indiandentalacademy.com
  81. 81. CONCLUSION Mastication is a complex physiologic phenomenon and is performed by series of highly coordinated functions involving various parts of stomatognathic system. Therefore inspite of volumionous recent work on functions of elemental structures of stomatognathic system, systematic studies on mechanisms and effectiveness of mastication as a whole are most essential. As per this philosophical standpoint prosthodontist must reaffirm importance of mastication and consider the practical application of recent physiological concept to dental practice. www.indiandentalacademy.com
  82. 82. References • 1) Grays anatomy: Peter L Williams, Roger Warwick, 37th edition • 2)B.D Chaurasias; Human Anatomy; regional and applied volume three, third edition • 3)Tortora Grabowskai :Principals of anatomy and physiology 7th edition • 4)Review of medical physiology : William f Ganong 17th edition • 5)Bouchers Prosthodontic treatment for edentulous patients 7th edition • 6)Management of Temperomandibular disorders and occlusion 5th edition ; Jeffrey p Okeson • 7)Evaluation diagnosis and treatment plan of occlusal problem 2nd edition Peter E Dawson • 8)Concised medical physiology 2nd edition sujit chaudarii www.indiandentalacademy.com
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