CMD and TMJ Treatment
Cranio-Mandibular Dysfunctions (CMD) leads to what is called Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction – sometimes known by the initials TMJ, TMD or TMJD. Generally, CMDs are due to a malfunctioning interaction of upper and lower jaw caused by disturbances in the function of the teeth, the jaw joint and related muscles. These dysfunctions can lead to tinnitus, jaw pain, TMJ-related pain, cracking of the Temporomandibular Joint, neck tension, hardened muscles, and even shoulder pain due to blockages of the spine. Teeth clenching and grinding lead to overloading of the teeth and an incorrect bite; misaligned teeth or poorly-made tooth replacements can enhance the CMD symptoms. In a comprehensive partnership with radiologists, dental technicians and specialized physiotherapists, we can create a tailor-made therapy. For example, MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) and DVT (digital volume tomography) allow us insight into the causes of your CMD and to create a treatment strategy. Custom-made mouth trays (also known as “mouth guards”) can lead to relief of symptoms. Within our own medical building at Pfingsweidstraße 3, we are partnered with a leading physiotherapy practice to provide complete treatment and support.