In principle, the treatment of CMD should not be regarded only from a dental, but from an interdisciplinary medical perspective. Physiotherapy methods, such as cold, heat, special massage and mobilisation exercises are all viewed as having a positive effect on CMD sufferers/complaints.
We at ateré have the special knowledge of anatomy and treatment techniques required in the treatment of craniomandibular dysfunction. Treatment is often carried out in the mouth using special pain relief techniques. We also work closely with dentists and orthodontists to improve treatment success.
A removable occlusal appliance (bite splint) made of plastic can also be used to positively alter the position of the jaw joint and relieve the masticatory system. This splint is usually custom-built by a dentist or orthodontist.
The lower jaw is brought into a new position by the splint hence reducing the hyperactivity of the masticatory muscles. Pressure is also taken from the jaw joints. The success of this type of splint treatment is well-documented in various studies.