How Do I Get Rid of My TMJ Migraine?

Dr. Mike DeldarTMJ, TMJ Migraines, TMJ/TMDLeave a Comment

If you suffer from temporomandibular joint (TMJ) pain, chances are you also suffer from migraines. Are you tired of experiencing this double-whammy? Facial joint pain and a migraine? I want my TMJ Migraine to Stop! Pain in the TMJ usually involves tenderness in your chewing muscles, clicking joint sounds when you open your jaw, and sometimes limited jaw movement. As TMJ joint pain affects face and mouth structures and muscles, it often triggers a migraine as well. Then the migraine interrupts your life and usually sends you to a quiet dark room to recover while you miss out on other … Read More

Having Difficulty Chewing? It Could Be TMJ Disorder

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Have you found that it’s hard to chew? Do you experience pain or difficulty chewing or swallowing? Our Indianapolis TMJ dental office often sees patients with these symptoms. Your temporomandibular joint (TMJ) connects your skull to your jawbone. This sliding joint allows you to open and close your mouth. Improper function of the TMJ can cause difficulty chewing, pain, stiffness, and other symptoms.  Reasons Why You May Be Having Difficulty Chewing If it’s hard to chew, then it’s worth seeing a dentist as soon as possible. Difficulty chewing can be caused by several different conditions, including:  Trauma or injury.  Osteoarthritis … Read More

TMJ Disorder In Teens – What’s the best approach for jaw pain treatment?

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jaw treatment for teens with tmj disorder

While dealing with temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is difficult for adults, it can be especially arduous for kids and teenagers. Sure, minor jaw pains are temporary and can be combated with general painkillers. Conversely, the intense, excruciating pains that are associated with TMJ are not so easily countered. They can be disruptive to your everyday life and can even cause anxiety. As such, finding the most effective jaw pain treatment is the best approach. Dealing with Jaw Pain or TMJ Disorder Medically, this issue is related to the temporomandibular joint which links your skull and jaw. People experience TMJ problems when … 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

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

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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