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If your symptoms point to TMD, talk to your dentist about a functional disorder!

An optimally functioning temporomandibular system (jaw, jaw joints, teeth, chewing muscles) is the basis for health throughout the body. This quickly becomes apparent in the case of functional disorders or TMD (temporomandibular joint dysfunction). The patient can experience a wide range of symptoms, some of which are painful. You should visit your dentist if you are experiencing symptoms such as pain in your jaw joints or in the area of your face, head or neck, or if you are experiencing unexplained symptoms such as teeth grinding, jaw clicking, headaches, ringing in the ears or tension in your spine. Dentists can use manual-clinical and instrumental functional diagnostics (e.g. by utilising the DIR® Concept) to come to a specific diagnosis – a first step on the path to ending your suffering!

This is your journey: find a DIR® dentist!

But functional diagnostics are not the same everywhere: The DIR® Concept, with its scientifically proven course of treatment and state-of-the-art medical technology (DIR® System 2) is only offered by specially qualified dentists. For this reason, we recommend you take the following steps:

1. If you want to stay with the dentist of your choosing...

If you determine that you are experiencing the symptoms described but no doctor or physiotherapist has been able to find the cause, ask your dentist now. At your next appointment, ask your dentist about effective functional diagnostics using the DIR® Concept. Present him or her with the information questionnaire prepared here (PDF download below). If your dentist is not yet familiar with DIR® functional diagnostics, these printouts will provide instant clarity.

2. If you are flexible and would like to find an experienced DIR® dentist...

Use the online dentist search (see link below) to find a DIR® dentist near you or contact the “Society for Functional Diagnostics”.

Related content / QUESTIONNAIRE:

Information to present to your dentist
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In the English-speaking world we refer to “temporomandibular dysfunction” or “temporomandibular joint disorder” (TMD, TMJD). In Germany, the term “craniomandibular dysfunction” has established itself as a collective name for a diverse range of musculoskeletal disorders in the temporomandibular system (masticatory system), including cranio-vertebral dysfunction (CVD). In Switzerland they prefer the term “myoarthropathy”. The old name, Costen’s Syndrome, is out of date. The main point of contact for patients experiencing these symptoms is the dentist, but it affects many medical specialities.
Source: Wikipedia (accessed: 27 November 2015, 11:12 UTC)


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You should visit your dentist if you are experiencing unexplained symptoms such as pain in your jaw joints, facial pain, pain in your head or neck area, ringing in the ears or tension in your spine.