Can Migraines Be Triggered By Weather?

Dr. Mike DeldarTMJ0 Comments

can migraines be triggered by weather?

I often meet patients who suffer from migraines in my TMJ and dental practice who are always looking for solutions to cure their debilitating pain. They may mention their migraines in passing, not realizing that as a physiologic dentist, I may be able to help. It all depends on what is triggering the migraines in the first place. Pain from migraines and factors that can set them off are specific to the patient. Migraine from weather changes is very real for those who suffer when fluctuations occur. When they search for answers to how to cure their migraines, they often … Read More

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

Jaw Pain After a Car Accident? It’s More Common Than You’d Think

Dr. Mike DeldarTMJ, TMJ/TMD0 Comments

tmj and jaw pain after traffic accidents

Your jaw is very delicate: it doesn’t take much impact to cause a serious injury. People don’t usually associate TMJ or jaw pain with car accidents. The truth is: jaw pain after a car accident is incredibly common and it can cause long-term damage if left unchecked. As a dentist in the greater Indianapolis area, I see this fate all too often. Unfortunately, many people also tend to misidentify the symptoms of TMJ or jaw pain as something less significant. TMJ is very serious and includes a broad range of painful symptoms. Keep these common symptoms in mind if you … Read More

6 Signs Your Partner Has TMJ: Tips from Indianapolis TMJ Specialist

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Indianapolis TMJ Specialist

Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder is painful because it impacts bone and muscular activity throughout the head and ftmjace. As a TMJ specialist in the greater Indianapolis area, I’m here to let you know that this disorder can manifest as many symptoms – not just jaw pain. You and your partner may believe these are isolated symptoms, but they could very well indicate a TMJ or Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD) diagnosis. Many people avoid seeking treatment for this condition because they believe surgery is the only solution. As a TMJ dentist, I can tell you this isn’t true: many non-invasive treatment … Read More

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

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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