Recognising interactions –
jaw and body
A particular focus of our practice is functional analysis: Functional diagnosis examines the movement of the chewing apparatus, the chewing muscles, the position of the jaws relative to each other, the position of the jaw joints in the joint space. To do this we use a modern TMJ measuring device (Freecorder Bluefox) for computer-assisted joint path analysis. On the one hand, this allows us to find the eventual cause in the mouth/jaw area for patients with symptoms such as nocturnal tooth grinding, headaches, neck tension, tinnitus and sleep disorders, and to treat these symptoms. The so-called cranio-mandibular disfunction (CMD) is treated by us in some cases with a bite splint and/or osteopathy or physiotherapy. We work with experienced osteopaths and physiotherapists for this. We also work with them to think in other directions and try to find out if the cause of the symptoms lies in another area of the musculo-skeletal system.
On the other hand, the functional diagnostics are used on symptom-free patients who are scheduled to receive dentures, to ensure that this does not lead to symptoms. Using the high-precision measuring device, we determine the ideal bite position for crowns, bridges and implants.