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Your TMJ/TMD Specialist in Westchester County

Dr. Mike Pilar, DDS, brings innovation and extraordinary experience in treating TMJ/TMD disorders, pain and trauma plaguing patients and prospective patients in Westchester County, NY, among the most populated counties in New York State  This includes ground-breaking treatments for migraines, headaches and jaw joint-related pain issues, as well as symptoms you may not associate with TMJ disorders. The temporomandibular joint is the source of most of the pain, trauma and other issues associated with temporomandibular disorders (TMD), and Dr. Pilar’s practice has evolved into exclusively targeting and treating the symptoms of what is familiarly known as TMJ.

He brings his revolutionary, noninvasive program to those among the 940,000-plus resident of Westchester County who suffer from the multiple symptoms of TMJ. Whether you live in White Plains, Yonkers, Tarrytown or somewhere in between, Dr. Pilar brings hope to those with TMJ-related symptoms.  That means relieving oppressive pain from migraines and tension headaches, as well as head, neck and jaw-joint pain, without turning to surgery or prescription drugs.

Some TMJ Facts for You to Chew on…

Why did Dr. Pilar became so dedicated to assisting people who face each day with the multitude of symptoms stemming from TMJ that he chose to transition out of a successful dental practice to concentrate on the mysteries of the lower jaw, or mandible, whose movement is powered by the temporomandibular joint? The jawbone, with this joint opening, closing and applying movement and power, is able to exert amazing pressure during the process of chewing. It is this pressure, or its misappropriation, that can be the source of so many different kinds of pain.

The common TMJ-related disorders that Dr. Pilar treats with astonishing results include the following:

  • Tension headaches…
  • Migraines…
  • Jaw clicking and popping and jaw locking when attempting to open…
  • Grinding and clenching of upper and lower back teeth…
  • Sleep disruption from the associated TMJ pain…
  • An assortment of soreness, tightness and fatigue from the shoulders up through the neck and head…

These are common and logical conditions and symptoms one might expect to be associated with the powerful jawbone and its empowering joint. Then there is the gamut of symptoms that undermine your quality of life not commonly know to be connected with TMJ:

  • Ear congestion…
  • Sinus pain and congestion…
  • Dizziness, imbalance and lightheadedness…
  • Tinnitus or ringing in the ears…
  • Blurred vision/visual disturbances …

Three Approaches and No Drugs or Surgery!

Dr. Pilar’s incomparable experience in dealing with TMJ has resulted in an innovative three-pronged program that is highly effective in relieving the aforementioned symptoms for patients diagnosed with TMJ. These inventive and innovative treatments are determined via thorough intra-, oral- and extra-oral exams, as well as a muscle spasm/trigger point evaluation:

  1. Microcurrent Point Stimulation (MPS)— It starts with an analysis of the whole body to detect nerve impingement, acupuncture spots and other trigger-point locations. Trigger points are very sensitive, manifesting as knots or nodules in the muscle which can relay pain to another part of the body. The former is the primary trigger point and the latter a satellite trigger point. Left untreated the trigger point will settle deeper into the muscle, and satellite trigger points can become primary trigger point, each transporting pain elsewhere. MPS resolves these trigger points and eradicates them without surgery or drugs. It initially combines the principles of acutherapy, using ultra-low frequencies of both direct current and alternating electric stimulation to treat trigger points and relieve painful symptoms. Dr. Pilar is a pioneer in MPS treatments in the tri-state area, devoting well over a decade to perfecting his MPS delivery system.
  2. Pilar-Type NTI— The Pilar-Type NTI is custom-modeled muscle orthopedic appliance, or orthotic device, that is a special mouth guard called. Dr. Pilar’s mouth guards eliminate contact between upper and lower back and side teeth, eradicating the associated head and neck muscular contractions, especially while sleeping. Each Pilar-Type NTI is handmade onsite in great detail by Dr. Pilar for a perfect fit.
  3. Cold Laser Therapy—Cold laser treatment, relying on pure infrared energy, is typically comprised rapid treatment sessions of one to two minutes. Amazing results may be achieved when used in combination with MPS and the Pilar-Type NTI orthotic. There is no stronger FDA-approved Class IV cold laser available for treatment of the pain of headaches, migraines and TMD. And yet it a painless procedure. This therapy applies a beam of light over the injured area to stimulate healing. Biological reactions are triggered in the cells when laser light is absorbed by a living tissue. It not only helps release constricted muscles often responsible for chronic pain, joint problems and decreased mobility, but it promotes faster bone repair.

—Get help for TMJ Trauma today! Westchester County residents, all TMJ Specialist Dr. Pilar direct for a  treatment consultation: (917) 414-8355

 

Our Office is located at 93 Route 303. Tappan, NY 10983

 

Dr. Pilar's TMJ Mouth Guard/Orthotic

Rockland County’s Specialist in Treating TMJ/TMD

Dr. Mike Pilar, DDS, specializes in treating TMJ/TMD disorders, pain and trauma affecting patients and prospective patients in Rockland County, NY, from his offices in Tappan. This includes revolutionary treatments for jaw joint-related pain, as well as for migraines and headaches. The temporomandibular joint is the source of most of the pain, trauma and other issues associated with temporomandibular disorders (TMD), and Dr. Pilar’s practice has evolved into exclusive treatment to target and treat the symptoms of what is familiarly known as TMJ.

He brings his ground-breaking, non-invasive program to suffering residents of the towns and villages and boroughs of family-friendly Rockland County— from the Nyacks to New City, Haverstraw, and Chestnut Ridge. He brings the promise of relieving oppressive pain from headaches and migraines, as well as head, neck and jaw-joint pain, without having to resort to surgery.

Jawbone Joint Triggers Symptoms…

Dr. Pilar became so dedicated to assisting people who face each day with the multitude of symptoms stemming from TMJ, that he transitioned out of a successful dental practice to concentrate on the mysteries of the mandible, or lower jaw, whose movement is powered by the temporomandibular joint. The jawbone, thanks to this joint, is able to exert amazing pressure during the process of chewing. It is this pressure or its misallocation, that can be the source of so many different kinds of pain.

The common TMJ disorders that Dr. Pilar treats with amazing success include the following:

  • Tension headaches…
  • Migraines…
  • Jaw clicking and popping and jaw locking on attempt to open…
  • Clenching of upper and lower back teeth…
  • Sleep disruption from the associated TMJ pain…
  • A spectrum of soreness, tightness and fatigue from the shoulders up through the neck and head…

These are common and logical conditions and symptoms one might expect to be associated with the powerful jawbone and its enabling joint. But there are other symptoms that degrade the quality of life you might not connect with TMJ:

  • Tinnitus or ringing in the ears…
  • Dizziness, imbalance and lightheadedness…
  • Ear congestion…
  • Sinus pain and congestion…
  • Visual disturbance brought about by some of the preceding conditions, notably migraines…

Innovative Treatment without Drugs or Surgery!

Dr. Pilar offers a three-pronged program that has proven to be highly effective in relieving the aforementioned symptoms for patients diagnosed with TMJ. These inventive and innovative treatments are determined via thorough intra-, oral- and extra-oral exams, as well as a muscle spasm/trigger point evaluation:

  1. Microcurrent Point Stimulation (MPS)— It starts with an analysis of the whole body to detect nerve impingement, acupuncture spots and other trigger-point locations. Trigger points are extremely sensitive, manifesting as knots or nodules in the muscle that can relay pain to another part of the body. The first is the primary trigger point and the last a satellite trigger point. Left untreated the trigger point will hunker down deeper into the muscle, and satellite trigger points can become primary trigger point, each transporting pain elsewhere. MPS resolves these trigger points and is a noninvasive treatment to eradicate them. It initially combines the principles of acutherapy, using both direct current and alternating electric stimulation at very low frequencies to treat trigger points and relieve painful symptoms. Dr. Pilar was the first MPS practitioner in the tri-state area and claims more than a decade behind his perfection of his MPS delivery system.
  2. Pilar-Type NTI— A custom-modeled muscle orthotic (orthopedic appliance) device that is a special mouth guard called the Pilar-Type NTI. Dr. Pilar’s mouth guards eliminate contact between the upper and lower side and back teeth, eliminating the associated head and neck muscular contractions, especially during sleep. Each Pilar-Type NTI is handmade in great detail onsite by Dr. Pilar for a perfect fit.
  3. Cold Laser Therapy— Producing pure infrared energy, cold laser treatment provides rapid treatment times of two minutes or under. Phenomenal results may be achieved when used in combination with the Pilar-Type NTI orthotic and MPS. This is the most powerful, FDA-approved Class IV cold laser on the market for treatment of the pain of headaches, migraines and TMD, but it a painless procedure. This therapy applies a beam of light over the injured area to stimulate healing. When laser light is absorbed by a living tissue, it triggers biological reactions in the cells. It not only helps release tight muscles that create chronic pain, joint problems and decreased mobility, but it promotes faster bone repair.

—Get help for TMJ Trauma today! Call TMJ Specialist Dr. Pilar direct for a TMJ treatment consultation: (917) 414-8355

 

Rockland County Office: 93 Route 303. Tappan, NY 10983

Dr. Mike Piilar DDS TMJ Expert

Tri-State TMJ Pioneer Treats Bergen County NJ Residents

Residents of Bergen County, NJ, are part of the Tri-State Area directly served by Dr. Mike Pilar, DDS, a specialist in treating TMJ/TMD disorders and the resultant pain and trauma affecting patients and prospective patients in New Jersey’s most populous county of some 950,000 people. This includes pioneering and state-of-the-art treatments for jaw-related pain, as well as for migraines, headaches and an assortment of other symptoms.

The source of most of the pain, trauma and other issues associated with temporomandibular disorders (TMD), is the temporomandibular joint. Dr. Pilar transitioned a successful dental practice into exclusive treatment protocols to target and treat the symptoms of what is familiarly known as TMJ.

Bergen County sits across the Hudson River from Manhattan with the George Washington Bridge as their direct connection, and Dr. Pilar’s practice includes Bergen County residents who suffer from pain and other life inhibiting symptoms wrought by TMJ. Whether you live just across the Hudson in Fort Lee or Tenafly, the heavily populated county seat of Hackensack, or Hoboken, Lyndhurst, New Milford and points beyond and between, Dr. Pilar brings the promise of relief from the oppressive pain of headaches and migraines, as well as an array of symptoms you might be surprised are TMJ-related. You’ll be amazed that relief is at hand without having to resort to surgery or painkillers.

Powerful Joint Triggers Multitude of Symptoms…

TMJ Expert: Doctor Mike Pilar DDSDr. Pilar dedicated his practice to assisting people who face each day with the multitude of symptoms stemming from TMJ. He was determined to solve the mysteries of the mandible, or lower jaw, whose movement is powered by the temporomandibular joint. The movement and power of the lower jaw is provided by this joint, which exerts amazing pressure during the process of chewing. It is this pressure, as well as inherent dysfunctions, that are the source of so many different kinds of pain and other detrimental health issues.

The common TMJ disorders that Dr. Pilar treats with amazing success include the following:

  • Tension headaches…
  • Migraines…
  • Sleep disruption from associated TMJ pain…
  • Jaw clicking and popping and jaw locking on attempt to open…
  • Clenching and grinding of upper and lower back and side teeth…
  • Soreness, tightness and fatigue from the shoulders up through the neck and head…

These are conditions and symptoms one might expect to be associated with the powerful jawbone and its enabling joint. But there are other health impairments negatively affecting your quality of life you might not suspect are related to TMJ:

  • Ringing in the ears or tinnitus…
  • Dizziness, imbalance and lightheadedness…
  • Ear congestion…
  • Sinus pain and congestion…
  • Blurred vision and other visual disturbances…

Three Proven Ways to Relief from TMJ!

Dr. Pilar’s program works because of there proven ways, either individually or in concert, to relieve the aforementioned symptoms for patients diagnosed with TMJ. These inventive and innovative treatments are determined via thorough intra-, oral- and extra-oral examinations, including a muscle spasm/trigger point evaluation:

  1. Microcurrent Point Stimulation (MPS)— Before any of his treatment protocols, Dr. Pilar begins with a full-body analysis in search of nerve impingements, acupuncture spots and other trigger-point locations. Trigger points are hypersensitive, manifesting as knots or nodules in the muscle that can relay pain to another part of the body. Primary trigger points, in other words, may create a satellite trigger point elsewhere. Left untreated the trigger point will settle deeper into the muscle, with satellite trigger points becoming primary trigger points, each transporting pain elsewhere. MPS finds and neutralizes these trigger points, eradicating them without pain, drugs or surgery. Using both direct current and alternating electric stimulation at very low frequencies to treat trigger points and relieve painful symptoms, this treatment combines the principles of acutherapy,. Dr. Pilar, a pioneer in the field, was the first MPS practitioner in the tri-state area, perfectng of his MPS delivery system over the span of more than a decade.
  2. Pilar-Type NTI— a special mouth guard called the Pilar-Type NTI is a custom-modeled muscle orthotic device or orthopedic appliance. that is Dr. Pilar’s mouth guards eliminate contact between the upper and lower side and back teeth, thus eradicating associated head and neck muscular contractions, especially during sleep. Each Pilar-Type NTI is made by hand in scrupulous detail onsite by Dr. Pilar for a perfect fit.
  3. Cold Laser Therapy—Cold laser therapy, producing pure infrared energy, is a rapid treatment that requires just two minutes or less. Extraordinary results may be achieved when used in combination with the Pilar-Type NTI orthotic and MPS. This is the most powerful, FDA-approved Class IV cold laser on the market used to treat the pain of headaches, migraines and TMD. Yet the procedure itself is painless. A beam of light is applied over the injured area, stimulating healing when absorbed by living tissue. It eases and frees tight muscles that create chronic pain, joint problems and curtail mobility, at the same time promoting faster bone repair.

—Get help for TMJ Trauma today! Residents of Bergen County, NJ, call TMJ Specialist Dr. Pilar for a treatment consultation: (917) 414-8355

 

TMD /TMJ & MIGRAINE ISSUES, WORTH REPEATING

 

My Practice is restricted to treatment of TMJ/TMD & Migraine & Tension Headache which yield the following symptoms: Jaw clicking & clenching & pain. Ear ringing (tinnitus) & dizziness, Lightheadedness, Sleep disruption, Sinusitis, Ear congestion & pain, Neck & shoulder pain, Visual disturbance, Teeth grinding, Throat irritation, Jaw muscle pain, Jaw opening pain, Locked jaw. I feel as though I am part of a very special breed of TMJ/TMD Practioners that are more successful than any other health professional group in the treatment of TMJ issues/migraine and tension headache. I go into great detail on my web site www. ‘ DrMikePilar.com ‘

TMD is is either passed off by the doctor as untreatable without medication or in many cases not even diagnosed. In addition, most migraine patients I initially see have been to neurologists where brain MRIs are taken, showing no tumors present. These patients are often treated with muscle relaxants and sent home.

Further, pain management physicians routinely give TMD/migraine patients injections (Botox. etc.) temporarily treating TMD pain symptoms, with the physicians unable to find or treat the source of the patient’s pain. Many patients eventually end up researching and diagnosing their own condition after failed attempts by health professionals to guide them. Thank you internet and google.

Dr.Pilar can help you, call (917) 414-8355