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  • Picture 3: Shifting the disc to the front
    The mouth no longer opens. Temporomandibular joint pain

    If the disc slips in front of the temporomandibular joint head (picture 3), one speaks of a total disc displacement (compare pictures 1 and 3).

    If the disc remains in front of the joint head and blocks the entire joint, one speaks of a "total disc displacement without reduction". That means the mouth does not open at all or only at an angle or a little. The affected temporomandibular joint often hurts and the tip of the chin moves in the direction of the diseased temporomandibular joint when the mouth is opened. The affected patients often report that the temporomandibular joint had already cracked continuously and suddenly the mouth no longer opened at all.

    The affected temporomandibular joint should be adjusted as soon as possible by an experienced doctor so that the mouth opens and closes normally again. If the temporomandibular joint is very painful, it can be made painless beforehand with a local anesthetic.

    If the temporomandibular joint is normal again, the affected joint must be correctly adjusted by splint therapy in order to avoid another joint collapse. If the joint blockage cannot be removed with manual therapy, the affected joint can be made free again with special splint therapy.

    Under no circumstances should the TMJ itself be operated on. If your mouth still does not open after several weeks of splint therapy, see an experienced TMJ specialist. After successful splint therapy, a bite correction is often necessary in order to establish a long-term stable function of the TMJ. If the temporomandibular joint is not treated at all, consequential damage can occur, such as the restricted mouth opening, temporomandibular joint pain, symptoms of craniomandibular dysfunction (CMD), the formation of a connective tissue pseudodiscus or TMJ osteoarthritis with consequential damage.

  • Picture 4: Temporomandibular joint cracking
    The jaw joint cracks.
    Often without pain

    If the disc slips in front of the temporomandibular joint head (picture 3), one speaks of a total disc displacement (compare pictures 1 and 3).

    When the patient opens their mouth, there may be a cracking sound (compare pictures 3 and 4). This means that the forward-shifted disc jumps back onto the temporomandibular joint head when it is opened and enables the mouth to be opened. One speaks now of a "total disc displacement with reduction". If the mouth is open, the disc is often in its correct position again (see Figure 2). When the mouth closes, however, the disc slips off the temporomandibular joint head with a click and positions itself in the wrong position in front of the temporomandibular joint head (see Figure 3).

    A “sick” cracking jaw joint often causes no complaints and is therefore not recognized as the culprit. However, it can often be seen that patients with a “diseased” TMJ have physical complaints such as headache, back pain or neck pain. This means that the diseased temporomandibular joint is to blame for these orthopedic complaints. If the diseased temporomandibular joint is treated, the head, back and neck pain also go away completely.

    After a precise diagnosis, an individual splint therapy is carried out. The temporomandibular joints can be repositioned through an individually targeted splint therapy and the cracking should then be gone. Not all rails are the same. Orthopedic repositioning of the temporomandibular joints cannot be performed with every splint. For this we use a repositioning splint made and adapted for you. By repositioning the temporomandibular joints, complaints such as headaches and back pain should improve significantly or even disappear completely.

    After successful splint therapy, a bite correction is often necessary in order to establish a long-term stable function of the temporomandibular joint. If a diseased temporomandibular joint is not treated, severe, sometimes irreversible changes can occur, which can lead to serious consequential damage. These include, for example, temporomandibular joint osteoarthritis, temporomandibular joint pain, mouth opening problems, jaw blocks (see text in Figure 3), headaches, back pain, neck pain, and much more.

  • Pic 5: Shifting the disc backwards
    The mouth no longer closes. Tension "pain"

    If the disc moves behind the temporomandibular joint head, the affected patient can no longer close their mouth (see Figure 5).

    This means that the patient can no longer close his mouth until the blockage dissolves on its own or the temporomandibular joint is adjusted by an experienced practitioner. If the temporomandibular joint is very painful, it can be made painless beforehand with a local anesthetic.

    After a precise diagnosis, an individual splint therapy is carried out. The displaced disc is repositioned and the temporomandibular joints are correctly adjusted. After successful splint therapy, a bite correction is often necessary in order to establish a long-term stable function of the temporomandibular joint.

    If a diseased temporomandibular joint is not treated, severe, sometimes irreversible changes can occur, which can result in severe osteoarthritis damage.

    Patients often only come to our consultation hour when they have severe discomfort in the jaw joint or body. Unfortunately, we often hear that a cracking jaw joint does not have to be treated because it does not hurt. However, many practitioners are not aware of the effects a cracking jaw joint can have on the whole body. If a patient has recurrent orthopedic pain, the temporomandibular joint should be considered as the cause.

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