Functional diagnostics

Therapy of craniomandibular dysfunction

The harmonious cooperation of your lower and upper jaw ensures the smooth flow of the chewing process and also your physical well-being.

Dysfunctions in the jaw can cause teeth grinding, clenching of the jaw or movement restrictions in the temporomandibular joint. The consequences are, for example, headaches or painful muscle tension in the chewing, temporal and even neck muscles. Such disorders are described by the technical term craniomandibular dysfunction.

In order to uncover the causes of such complaints, a comprehensive functional analysis of your dentition and possibly of the entire body statics is important. Appropriate measures can then be taken.

Functional diagnostics in Pirmasens

Let Pirmadent inform you!

With the help of functional diagnostics, many complaints can be treated that at first glance do not even make you think of the dentist. We will advise you comprehensively.


Procedures in detail

Functional diagnostics and functional therapy at Pirmadent

What complaints could indicate disorders in the temporomandibular joint or masticatory muscles?

Many complaints can have very different causes. Therefore, it is not always easy to derive a diagnosis directly from a specific pain. Nevertheless, there are many typical symptoms for which you should (also) think about a functional diagnosis or functional therapy.

These include:

  • Cracking of the jaw during movements
  • receding gums
  • pain in the area of the head, neck and back
  • Dizziness that occurs for no apparent reason
  • loosening of individual teeth
  • Tension
  • Tinnitus
  • Ringing in the ears

How does functional therapy work at Pirmadent?

After the analysis, we develop your personal therapy concept. Depending on the complaints and the diagnosed causes, this may include the following:

  • light grinding measures on the teeth
  • individual fabrication of plastic splints
  • targeted reconstruction of destroyed tooth structure, for example if the position of the jaws has changed in relation to each other

What is meant by instrumental functional diagnostics?

In addition to preliminary discussions about your complaints and the physical examination, so-called instrumental functional diagnostics may also be useful. This includes, for example, an examination of the position of the jaws in relation to each other.

Furthermore, at Pirmadent we can, among other things, take dental impressions and, if necessary, X-rays.

Functional diagnostics at Pirmadent. Holistic thinking.

Many people are not even aware of how closely the health of the jaw and teeth are related to overall well-being. We will explain the connections and offer you the appropriate treatments if necessary.

Therefore, please feel free to contact us at any time!




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