Craniomandibular dysfunction (CMD)
There can be many reasons for craniomandibular dysfunction (CMD). We get to the bottom of the complaints and offer therapy measures such as grinding and sports splints.
Craniomandibular dysfunction: At a glance
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Sports splints increase performance
High-performance sports trays (SPT trays) can have a positive effect on performance in sports. By biting on them, nerve points in the masticatory system stimulate the head, neck and back muscles - and thus promote neuronal activity and coordination of the musculoskeletal system.
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Craniomandibular dysfunction: FAQ
As craniomandibular dysfunction can have many causes, there are many possible symptoms. Common signs of CMD include:
- Teeth grinding, especially at night or during stress
- Cracks in the teeth
- Misalignment of the jaw
- Tense jaw muscles
- Pain in the back, head or face
- Cracking in the jaw joint
If you suffer from more than one of these symptoms, we recommend that you come to the consultation to be examined for CMD.
Yes, stress is even a fairly common cause of TMJ disorders. The body unconsciously tries to process psychosomatic stress by clenching and grinding the teeth. This often happens while sleeping. In this case, a grinding splint is often necessary to prevent the teeth from wearing down and to relieve the jaw muscles.
CMD often develops insidiously over a long period of time and is not recognised and treated at an early stage. Therefore, the healing process also takes time. If the causes have been identified and the therapy measures are effective, the first improvement can become noticeable quite soon.
Sports splints are bite splints for the teeth, just like grinding splints. They can help athletes perform better – because they prevent the teeth from clenching under stress, distribute the pressure on the jaw joint better and thus reduce the production of the stress hormone cortisol, for example.
In addition, sports splints protect against the wear and tear of teeth in physical stress situations – for example, during intensive sports. Nocturnal grinding can also interfere with the ability to regenerate and perform.
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