Functional/temporomandibular joint diagnostics

Get to the bottom of jaw, head and back pain

Teeth, jaws, muscles and temporomandibular joints are usually well matched and work in harmony. However, this “chewing system” can be out of balance for a variety of reasons and cause a variety of complaints, even in completely different regions of the body. Examples of symptoms are:
  • Unclear facial and headache
  • Severe tooth abrasion, severe tooth damage
  • Jaw joint pain and cracking
  • Tension in the masticatory muscles
  • Ear pain and problems such as tinnitus
  • Neck, shoulder and even back problems and bad posture
The entire range of symptoms is now referred to as “Craniomandibular Dysfunction” (CMD). The possible causes of such disorders are just as numerous as the symptoms. Therefore, a precise diagnosis is usually required to determine it.

Holistic approach

Functional and temporomandibular joint diagnostics is part of our holistic medical approach , in which we don’t just look at the teeth, but at the whole person. Questions (about jaw problems, tension and pain) are therefore part of our standard diagnostics for every new patient. A high degree of interdisciplinary special knowledge and experience is required from the practitioner.

diagnostics and treatment options

In some cases, a manual examination (feeling of any tension in the masticatory muscles, checking for cracking or rubbing noises, etc.) is sufficient. If necessary, technology is also used that records your individual mouth and jaw movements as well as the position of your lower jaw in relation to the upper jaw.
On the basis of this diagnosis, targeted treatment can then take place, for example with the help of relaxation, positioning or grinding splints or by correcting dentures or fillings.