What’s Causing Your Facial Pain? Trigeminal Neuralgia Vs. TMJ Disorder

Dr. Mike DeldarJaw Pain, TMJ, TMJ/TMD0 Comments

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What’s causing your facial pain? It’s not always easy to tell. Your face includes several nerve endings, tendons, ligaments, bones, and muscles. As a Indianapolis TMJ dentist, I want you to understand that many conditions may cause your spasms or pain. In fact, many dentists and medical professionals misdiagnose TMJ disorder as trigeminal neuralgia. Here is how to tell the difference so you can seek proper treatment and ask the right questions. Pain in your face is no joke. It hinders important activities like eating, brushing your teeth, talking, and even kissing. Finding treatment that works for you will reduce … Read More

A Warning From Your Local TMJ Dentist: Avoid the Lure of DIY Braces

Dr. Mike DeldarBlog, General / Family Dentistry, Jaw Pain, TMJ0 Comments

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Warning: Don’t try this at home! We’ve all heard those words from time to time, but I never would’ve expected to voice those words to my patients about orthodontic treatments. People are always trying to save a buck wherever they can. This leads to at-home medical and dental treatments that are, more often than not, ineffective and even dangerous. One such treatment that’s been on my radar over the last few years is do-it-yourself (DIY) braces. As a Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMD or TMJ) dentist, the thought of anyone trying to treat their orthodontic issues on their own scares me. … Read More

Migraines & Headaches Workshop: Find real life migraine relief

Dr. Mike DeldarDeldar Dental News, Jaw Pain, TMJ, TMJ Migraines, TMJ/TMD0 Comments

migraine relief and tmj doctor, Dr. Deldar in Indianapolis and Noblesville is hosting a free migraines and headaches workshop for patients suffering and who want relief fast.

Migraines are one of the hardest ailments to deal with. Not only do they affect your quality of life, but they can severely impact your personal relationships and career. Before we can discuss your options for migraine relief, we must first understand how migraines come about, and the triggers that cause them. First: Migraines and Headaches are Not the Same Patients often confuse migraines for headaches. While they both involve your head, that is about all the similarities the two have. A headache is when you feel pain in your head or neck. However, a “headache” is a generalized symptom. … Read More

What exactly is a Neuromuscular Dentist?

Dr. Mike DeldarJaw Pain, TMJ, TMJ Dentist

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A neuromuscular dentist is a pioneer in the dental field. Like Jonas Salk, who developed the first effective, safe vaccine for polio, neuromuscular dentists correct the misalignment of their patients’ jaws at the temporomandibular joint. They produce a balanced bite that relieves TMJ symptoms. The procedures are so comparatively new. To understand the effectiveness of neuromuscular dentistry, just ask one of the patients who received the treatment. They will tell you that they have had life-altering improvements. History of a neuromuscular dentist Prior to the 1980s there was no formal diagnosis for temporomandibular disorder (TMJ disorder or TMD). Many doctors felt that the patients’ jaw pain … Read More

TMJ Migraines—3 Common Causes and How to Protect Yourself

Dr. Mike DeldarAbout Sleep Apnea, About Sleep Disorders, Jaw Pain, TMJ/TMD

Man is in pain due to TMJ migraines, contact Deldar Dental - Noblesville dentist to treat this

You’ve got a headache…yet again. The pain radiates through your head and down your neck. It sends shooting pains into your jaw. Is it a tension headache? Maybe a migraine? Or a series of TMJ migraines? Knowing what kind of pain you’re experiencing will help you figure out the best way to treat it. One of the most common causes of headaches and migraines is TMD which affects the jaw joint. TMD stands for temperomandibular joint disorder and is sometimes referred to as TMJ Disorder. How do you know if this is what you’re dealing with? If it is the … Read More