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