TMD – Should I see a doctor or a dentist?

Dr. Mike DeldarTMJ Dentist, TMJ Migraines, TMJ symptoms, TMJ/TMD

Image of dental professionals looking at digital dental x-rays. Should I see a dentist or a doctor for my TMD? Dr Deldar is a Noblesville dentist who specialize in TMJ pain, TMJ migraine, and many more neuromuscular problems.

Treating temporomandibular joint disorders (TMD) is a part of dentistry. Graduates from dental schools can opt, and many do, to continue their education and take courses in TMD examination practices, diagnosis, and treatment. General practitioners rarely venture down this path. So, dentists are the right medical professionals to see for your TMD treatment. How Do Dentists Treat TMD or TMJ Disorder? Usually, dentists start out with non-invasive, reversible methods “because more studies are needed on the safety and effectiveness of most treatments for jaw joint and muscle disorders,” according to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research. More aggressive … Read More