Temporomandibular joint disorders
Craniomandibular dysfunction – CMD for short – describes the effects of a malformation between the skull (cranium) and lower jaw (mandible).
Since the muscles of mastication are linked through functional chains with the muscles of the neck and spine, CMD symptoms sometimes extend beyond the head. Therefore, neck and shoulder tension, cervical spine locking or pelvic tilting can occur.
Often, CMD patients are treated only for their symptoms – medications for headache, physiotherapy or chiropractic for postural problems, simple dental splints for tooth grinding – without achieving significant improvement. The cause is often an incorrect bite, that is, malposition of the lower jaw, produced, for instance, by tooth misalignment, forces on teeth during orthodontic treatment, incorrect dental crowns or dentures and also injuries of the cervical spine.
Our expertise is as an interdisciplinary team specializing in investigating and treating craniomandibular joint (CMD) dysfunction.
With a team of different specialists, we treat patients suffering from the consequences of an incorrect bite.
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