CRANIOMANDIBULÄRE DYSFUNCTION BZW. FUNCTIONAL DIAGNOSTICS – CMD Treatment Berlin
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Functional pre-treatment for jaw joint problems, CMD symptoms or dental restorations (dental prostheses).
Functional diagnostics are used for the examination and diagnosis of the chewing system. Here, the interaction of the teeth and jaws to each other, to the muscles, to the skull and the whole body is examined. As a rule, this examination is carried out by means of manual techniques and can be supported usefully by means of imaging methods (OPTG) or special technical analysis methods.
WHAT IS YOU UNDERSTANDING UNDER CRANIOMANDIBULARY DYSFUNCTION (CMD)?
CMD is a disturbed interaction of the teeth of the upper and lower jaws and the resulting faulty bite position. Since the jaw joints cannot work optimally in this state, the surrounding muscles are exposed to unnaturally high stress, which can lead to a wide variety of health problems.
SERIOUS HEALTH EFFECTS BY CMD
There are various causes of craniomandibular dysfunction. Biological, psychological and social elements can play a role here. Common causes are genes, hormones, developmental disorders of the jaw joint, posterism disorders or even emotional stress.
Often pain in the teeth and jaw joints, the face and in the head and neck area can be attributed to a CMD. But also tension and pain in other parts of the support and musculoskeletal system and even tinnitus often find their cause in a CMD.
Other symptoms may include:
Teeth & Teeth
- Pressing or gnashing of teeth
- sensitive tooth necks (up to wedge-shaped defects)
- declining gums
- Chewing difficulties
- Tooth loosening
- Dental migration
- Tooth wear
- Tooth irritation when closing the jaw
- Jaw cracking/jaw joint cracking
Jaw & Neck
- Pain in the jaw joint
- Pain in the jawbone
- Cracking or rubbing noises of the jaw joints
- Mouth doesn’t work properly
- Kloß in the neck
NAcken & Head
- Tension in the morning when waking up
- Burning or deaf feeling in and on the tongue
- Neck stiffness
- Facial pain
Eyes & Ears
- Eye flicker
- Pain behind the eyes
- Double vision
- Visual impairment
- Ear noise (tinnitus)
Body & Soul
- Shoulder pain
- Numbness in the arms or fingers
- Joint pain
- Back pain
- Insomnia, decreasing resilience
TREATMENT OF CMD BY FUNCTIONAL DIAGNOSTICS AND THERAPY
Early treatment is important because the malfunction of the bite and the strains of the jaw joint continue to progress and the chances of healing deteriorate considerably over time. For a comprehensive diagnosis of the above-mentioned complaints, a multidisciplinary cooperation between doctors and specialists from various disciplines is essential. At KU64, we work with dentists (functional diagnostics), dental technicians, orthodontists, radiologists, orthopaedists, ENT doctors, naturopaths, osteopaths and physiotherapists on the basis of a holistic concept. In this way, our practice offers optimal conditions for our patients. The analysis and the manual therapy of complex jaw joint problems and the associated discomfort and pain are therefore no problem.
For this reason, we work with temEDOS specialists for you together! We do not reduce our patients to their oral cavity, our attention is focused on the overall human system. By interdisciplinary (tooth) medicine we also mean that all participants are well informed at all times. CMD can only be treated promisingly in the long term if specialized doctors and therapists develop the appropriate therapy concept on the basis of joint diagnostics.
THERAPY WITH THE DROS® RAIL
DROS® rail therapy is the first concept in the treatment of CMD, which can take full account of the results of the diagnosis by means of standardized work steps. The rail is manufactured individually and of high quality by our in-house certified dental laboratory SMILE DESIGN. In contrast to other rails (deep-drawing rails, cruncher rails), the DROS® rail is not a protective rail, as its use serves a clearly defined therapeutic goal. Protective rails, on the other hand, are often bitten through after a short time and do not contribute to solving the actual problem.
The standardized procedure of DROS® therapy provides orientation throughout the course of therapy and, in most cases, allows the duration of treatment to be limited to seven to ten weeks. The focus of the treatment by the certified DROS® therapist (specialist for functional diagnostics and therapy) is the verification and optimization of the occlusion of the teeth. The DROS® rail, which is designed as an upper jaw ® rail, is used:
It removes the problematic early contacts of the teeth of the upper and lower jaws, which can cause various CMD symptoms, and enables the individual physiologically optimal lower jaw position due to its biomechanical principle. In this way, a stable starting position is created for subsequent orthodontic and/ or prosthetic care.
DEFINITION AND EFFECT OF THE ® RAIL
DROS® stands for Diagnostic Relaxing Orienting Stabilizing Stabilizing Bite Rail: The diagnostic phase at the beginning of treatment is followed by a relaxation phase, which primarily aims at the relaxation of the myogenic structures of the chewing organ. The subsequent orientation phase then allows the reorientation of the mandibula (lower jaw). Finally, the final stabilization phase achieves the actual goal of therapy, a stable condyle position (SKP).
Do you have any questions?
For more information, please contact our dental specialists from KU64 for an individual consultation.