From the Wires
New Jersey Dentist Relieves Jaw Pain and Headaches With Customized TMD Treatments
Dr. Harry Harcsztark Uses His Extensive Experience to Evaluate and Diagnose Symptoms Associated With TMD
By: Marketwired .
Nov. 28, 2012 05:01 AM
KEARNY, NJ -- (Marketwire) -- 11/28/12 -- At The Smile and Implant Center, New Jersey dentist Dr. Harry Harcsztark provides tailored treatment plans for patients dealing with the painful symptoms of TMD (Temporomandibular Joint Disorder). Dr. Harcsztark says often times patients are unaware of the causes of these symptoms, but through a comprehensive evaluation, he can effectively determine the source of the pain, which is most often TMD.
According to Dr. Harcsztark, the most common symptoms of TMD are:
When evaluating a patient for TMD, Dr. Harcsztark asks detailed questions about how the symptoms started, if the symptoms are trauma or stress related and if the patient grinds their teeth, along with other diagnostic questions. He says his goal at his New Jersey dentistry practice is to completely understand the origin of the symptoms before diagnosing the patient with TMD. After a thorough evaluation, he consults with patients about the most effective treatment options to relieve their symptoms.
Dr. Harcsztark says understanding the difference between a neuromuscular event, traumatic event and dislocation event is essential when diagnosing a patient with TMD. He adds treatment options vary based on the type of event:
"The majority of the time, TMD is caused by a neuromuscular event, meaning the patient's bite is unbalanced and there is stress on the jaw joint. To relieve this stress, we offer a variety of treatment options including a TENS (Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation) unit, an electrical device that stimulates the nerves to reduce pain. We can also administer night guards to help cushion the joint throughout the healing process."
Following a successful TMD treatment, Dr. Harcsztark says most patients who have had migraines and headaches for years and years report virtually no pain. By reducing stress on the jaw joint and balancing their overall bite, Dr. Harcsztark can reliably treat his patients for TMD, allowing them to be pain-free.
About Harry J. Harcsztark, DDS
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