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If the teeth do not bite together properly, the temporomandibular joint can become misaligned. Stress, tense chewing muscles or teeth grinding can also affect the joint. Up to 70% of adults have damage to the temporomandibular joint. The most common result is headaches or toothache.
But also gastrointestinal problems, back pain or tinnitus can also have their cause in the temporomandibular joint. If the jaw is tense, the muscles of the neck often follow and affect the cervical spine (cervical spine syndrome). This can lead to back pain, but also to dizziness, ringing in the ears, etc. . Even sleep disorders are sometimes caused by a malposition of the jaw joint. malposition of the temporomandibular joint.
In technical language, temporomandibular joint problems are also called craniomandibular dysfunction (CMD). When CMD symptoms occur far from the mouth, the TMJ is rarely the first suspect.
Patients go to different doctors to no avail. Only when they come to the dentist do they find out the cause of their pain thanks to functional diagnostics.
The dentist examines the temporomandibular joint and masticatory muscles in two ways. In the manual functional analysis, he looks at the joint from the outside and palpates the head muscles. He will ask you to open and close your mouth so he can see if there is any lockjaw.
The doctor then checks whether your teeth are biting together properly or whether a filling is sitting too high, for example.
The manual functional analysis is usually followed by an examination with computer-assisted equipment. A facebow measures the position of the lower and upper jaw in relation to each other with millimeter precision.
This takes only a moment and is completely painless. An X-ray is usually not necessary.
The treatment of CMD depends on the cause. If a filling is incorrectly seated, the dentist can dentist can grind it down. If teeth grinding (bruxism) is the cause, you may have to wear a grinding splint at night. wear a grinding splint at night. Relaxation techniques can help with stress and muscle tension. can help. If a misaligned tooth is to blame for the TMJ symptoms, treatment by an orthodontist may be necessary.
Treatment by an orthodontist may be necessary. After the functional diagnostics, we will explain to you, whether there is a temporomandibular joint problem and if so, how you can cure it.
Please feel free to call us and make an appointment for functional diagnostics or a detailed consultation. We can also advise you on the phone.