Functional diagnostics and therapy

The harmonic liaison between your upper and your lower jaw provides a smooth chewing which is important for your personal well-being. A disorder of the jaw may cause teeth grinding, a compression of the jaw or a limited movability in the temporomandibular joint. This may finally result in e.g. headache or painful muscle tensions. In order to locate the cause of your discomfort, it is important to conduct a comprehensive function analysis of your jaw, and may be of your entire physical condition. Therefore we use a computerised system to sketch your temporomandibular joints under consideration of the masticatory muscles in accordance with the „DIR method“. We control the movement of your lower jaw and your head, check your joints for cracking noises or take dental impressions. After completion of this analysis, we will develop your personal therapy concept (e.g. basic grinding-in measures, a custom-built plastic splint or the reconstruction of destroyed hard tooth tissue.

Craniomandibular dysfunction

For detailed information on craniomandibular dysfunction:

Dental Clinic Pirmasens

Dr. Hans-Friedrich Hicks-Monreal & Dr. Michael Menzel

Phone:  0 63 31 / 4 29 97
E-mail:  contact form

Consultation hours per phone:

Mon., Tue., Thur. 8am - 4.30pm
Wed. and Fr.8am - 2pm

Treatments on appointment:

Mon., Tue., Thur.8am - 7pm
Wed. and Fr.8am - 2pm