Stamford, CT-based holistic dentist Dr. Leonard Kundel, DMD, is proud to announce his recent completion of advanced training in the treatment of TMJ from the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain.
Online PR News – 25-March-2010 – – Stamford – Dr. Leonard Kundel, DMD, is proud to announce his enhanced qualifications to treat TMJ disorders, thanks to his recent completion of a one-year mini residency at the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain (AACFP.) Founded in 1985 AACFP is the nation’s premier association of dentists and others with an interest in craniofacial pain and dysfunction.
“For my clients it means that their family dentist is able to diagnose and treat a condition that is widely known as ‘The Great Imposter’,” says Dr.Kundel. His Stamford based dentistry practice specializes in aesthetic rehabilitation, comprehensive periodontal management, facial pain, TMD/TMJ therapy, sleep dentistry and general dentistry since 2004.
TMJ disorders affect up to 15% of the population, according to the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain. It results from chewing muscles and jaw joints not working together correctly. TMJ has been called ‘The Great Imposter’ because it can, and does, manifest itself by mimicking other disorders, i.e. head, neck, ear, upper back, shoulder and facial pain, postural breakdown, on-edge feelings, sleep disturbance, generalized aches and pains, foggy feelings, and aversion to cold and touch and much more.
Dr. Kundel, a former sufferer himself, notes that: “Much suffering has been attributed to TMJ, yet it is easy to diagnose and often times easy to treat.”
Treatments for TMJ range all the way from simple self-care techniques like eating soft foods and utilizing hot and cold packs to splint therapy, injections, medications and physical therapy. As a ‘holistic’ dentistry practitioner Dr. Kundel understands the mouth/body connection and prides himself on having formed strong partnerships with other medical practitioners; Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, Physiotherapists, Acupuncturists, Chiropractors, Osteopaths, Orthodontists, Nutritionists, Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Massage Therapists, and the family doctor in order to offer comprehensive treatment to patients with this disorder.
“How many people go untreated with disease of the inner ear, sinus problems, ear aches, head pains, Meniere’s disease,” says Dr. Kundel, who is quick to add that he is does not treat any particular disease at his practice.
“If people come to me, they come with set of symptoms,” he says. “I do not treat specific diseases – instead I use my tools to try and re-establish a balance and a harmony in the mouth. It’s been shown that if you re-establish that balance you can get some good results.”
For more information please visit Dr. Kundel on the web at www.stamforddentist.com or call 203.487.6020