What is the best temporomandibular joint relief
Why do you press with teeth and what is CMD and TMJ?
The technical term craniomandibular dysfunction (CMD), also known as myoarthropathy, is a collective term for a number of clinical symptoms emanating from the jaw muscles, the temporomandibular joints and associated structures.
Clenching your teeth and the subsequent complaints
• Pressure behind or in the eyes
• Pressure in the ears
• Clicking or cracking in the temporomandibular joints when yawning or chewing
• Radiating pain in the chewing system
• Pain around the bottom of the mouth and tongue
• Tongue pressing, easily recognizable by tooth marks on the edge of the tongue
Many of these complaints are caused by clenching or grinding your teeth. The teeth can actually be ground down and the patient can lose the height of the bite, which in turn exerts increased pressure on the temporomandibular joints.
Why do you press your teeth?
In today's stressful times, the high demands in work and sport involuntarily clench your teeth. This leads to an overload of the chewing system and the muscles involved. The visible wear and tear of the teeth is a sure sign of clenching.
Who is particularly vulnerable to clenching their teeth?
There are professional groups who are particularly affected by clenching their teeth, especially those who work with computers, but also people who exercise intensively (e.g. weightlifting, jogging, biking, body building), which often involves clenching them unconsciously of the teeth.
Often people clench their teeth for no apparent reason, one speaks of "habitual parafunctions". Patients who suffer from migraines or depression or who have to take antidepressants are particularly prone to unconscious clenching of their teeth.
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Experience report on APS mini splint
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What is CMD and TMJ Syndrome
Craniomandibular Dysfunction Symptoms:
Headaches, migraines, tinnitus, neck-shoulder-back pain, spine and joint problems.
Are you one of those people who suffer from these symptoms frequently? The complaints mentioned are just a few that can be caused by our teeth or the temporomandibular joint.
Often the shoulder, spine and joints or even the knees are also affected. Many patients complain of grinding their teeth and ringing ears or of regular migraines.
Diagnostics and early detection
The wrong bite and its consequences
The DIR concept (Diagnostic Intraoral Registration): planning security for patient and dentist
If the upper and lower jaw do not meet in the ideal position, then we speak of the "wrong bite".
The dentist asks the patient specifically about the symptoms already mentioned and examines him by carefully palpating the jaw joints and the masticatory muscles.
This manual clinical examination is summarized and evaluated by a state-of-the-art diagnostic system, the patient receives a clearly understandable result, a reliable diagnosis and, if necessary, therapy planning.
The effect of the functional diagnostic DIR method has been proven in numerous medical studies. Essentially, it determines the actual and target position of the temporomandibular joints.
In some cases it is necessary to make a so-called bite correction splint, which often results in a significant relaxation of the tension caused by the misalignment in the patient after a short time.
Scientific studies confirm that the DIR bite splint can reduce pain in patients with chronic pain. The body statics are demonstrably improving and the foot loading becomes more symmetrical.
As soon as permanent freedom from symptoms has been achieved, further therapy by the dentist may be necessary to ensure the success of the treatment over the long term.
In general, it is sensible and advisable to carry out a diagnostic examination with regard to the temporomandibular joint, the muscles and existing tooth contacts before making a denture.
Dr. Steffen Ulbrich is the first dentist in Switzerland to successfully use the DIR system and concept in our clinic.
Holistic dentistry and physiotherapy
Teeth - temporomandibular joint - spine - a strong unit for your health
Every human being has what is known as a stress protection system in the fully dentate jaw, which originates from the posterior teeth.
If the stress protection system is disturbed by insufficient or increased tooth contact - e.g. by incorrectly positioned crowns or dental fillings - there is no optimal clenching. The increased strain on the masticatory muscles, which tries to compensate for the misalignment, leads to overload and pain in the neck and masticatory muscles and ultimately spreads to the entire body.
The temporomandibular joint is thus the interface between body and soul. In general, the previously described interrelationship between teeth, temporomandibular joints, brain and muscles is also referred to as the natural principle of the control loop in dentistry.
In parallel to functional therapy, it may be necessary to relax certain muscle groups or treat them symptomatically.
This results in the cooperation between dentist and physiotherapist, so that causes and symptoms can be treated therapeutically at the same time.
The cooperation of specialist staff is applied consistently and successfully in the Clinic Prof. Sailer.
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