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

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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

The Best Holiday Gifts Ideas for Migraine Sufferers

Dr. Mike DeldarTMJ Migraines, TMJ/TMD0 Comments

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Does someone you know suffer from migraine headaches? These types of headaches are excruciating and often debilitating. The pain is felt mainly at the top and sides of the head. However, it can extend to the face, neck, shoulders, and even tingling of the fingers. Understanding the causes of this type of pain can help you provide your friends and family members with assistance. For example, did you know that many people who suffer from chronic headaches actually have migraine headaches from TMJ? The TMJ (temporomandibular joint) is our jaw joint. If this joint is strained in any way, it … Read More

Fight Against Migraines: Free Workshop by Dr. Deldar

Dr. Mike DeldarTMJ, TMJ Dentistry, TMJ Migraines, TMJ Treatment Category, TMJ/TMD0 Comments

Free migraines workshop for those that suffer from migraines, that want migraine relief and to see what treatments are out there for migraines and headaches. Presented by TMJ specialist, Dr. Deldar

Dr. Deldar’s Migraines Workshop is back with “Fight Against Migraines” If you have chronic migraines or headaches, and/or you suffer from TMJ, join us at our Migraines Workshop “Fight Against Migraines” on September 28. Thursday, September 28, 2017 At Deldar Dental 6:00-7:00PM Free Workshop with appies and refreshments served. With over 20 years of experience as a TMJ specialist, Dr. Deldar has seen it all: severe migraines that led to dizziness, loss of appetite, nausea, blurred vision, and even vomiting for some patients. Migraines can last up to 72 hours if they are untreated! Attending this workshop may help patients … Read More

How Heavy Backpacks Can Affect Posture and Aggravate TMJ Disorder in Kids

Dr. Mike DeldarGeneral / Family Dentistry, TMJ/TMD0 Comments

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Your jaw, your health, and your posture – most people don’t lump these three together. What you may not realize, though, is that they all affect each other in significant ways. Your kids are especially susceptible. For instance, did you know that heavy backpacks can contribute to TMD (temporomandibular jaw disorder)? Kids, Heavy Backpacks, and Poor Posture: A Bad Combination for Health Almost every kid who goes to school has a backpack. It’s a practical necessity for every student – they can bring home lots of textbooks. I regularly see them loaded down with their heavy backpacks, and all I can do … Read More