Disorders of the masticatory system can manifest themselves through pain, noises such as cracking or rubbing in the temporomandibular joint, restricted movement or muscle tension, as well as nightly and daily teeth grinding and clenching (bruxism).
Dysfunctions in the masticatory system, also called craniomandibular dysfunction (CMD), can be responsible for migraine and tinitus.
Since the position and function of the temporomandibular joint is directly related to the position of the cervical spine, chronic and painful complaints of the spine and muscles and effects on the entire body can be deduced.
The aetiology of a CMD can be multifactorial, therefore a thorough examination in the sense of a "manual functional analysis" is necessary before starting treatment.
Depending on the diagnosis, a functional disorder can be treated with the help of a splint and, if necessary, with accompanying physiotherapy or osteopathy.
If CMD is very pronounced, a complete prosthetic reconstruction, in the form of rebuilding the lost hard tooth substance or a change in the tooth-to-tooth relationship can also be the result.