What Can You Do to Treat a Stiff Jaw and Neck?

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Do you often wake up in the morning with stiff muscles? You are not alone – most adults wake up with some sort of stiffness or strain throughout their body after a day of running or because of occupational reasons. But what if that stiffness doesn’t go away? This is a daily struggle for many, particularly those with TMJ disorder. Patients with this common jaw disorder have chronically stiff jaw and neck muscles. But what is TMJ disorder? How can we treat the stiffness and pain that you contend with on a regular basis? What’s the Relationship Between a Stiff … Read More

Make your mental health a priority and take back your life

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Living a life with chronic migraines can be devastating. Many people don’t know that these headaches can be one of the symptoms of TMJ disorder or TMJ dysfunction. As a Noblesville dentist offering TMJ treatment, I want every patient to be aware that TMJ-induced migraines can have a large effect on their mental well-being. A person suffering from migraines may experience anxiety, stress, depression and other debilitating symptoms. These may eventually lead to deterioration of their mental health. As a health provider that treats migraines and other painful symptoms of TMJ, I aim to help each patient get the treatment … Read More

Treating Headaches During Pregnancy Without Medication at Deldar Dental

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For many women, pregnancy is a minefield of uncomfortable symptoms that often don’t have a simple remedy. That’s because restrictions on the medicines women can take while they are pregnant, limit their choices for relief. Everything from headaches to heartburn to anxiety must be treated with little to no medication. When patients of mine can’t simply reach for their pain reliever of choice, a small headache can turn into a big one. They may turn to websites, and home remedies for help, but they might be better off turning to a surprising place. A dentist. Yes, a TMJ dentist, like … Read More

Can Migraines Be Triggered By Weather?

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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

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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