You might be suffering from a TMJ disorder, which is caused by imbalance, pain, or damage in the Temporomandibular jaw joint located on each side of your head in front of your ears.
Rest assured: Effective treatment of these TMJ pain symptoms might be possible by REALIGNING YOUR BITE.
The most common problem with TMJ Disorders is that most people do not understand the relationship between the cause, the pain, and the solution.
TMJ pain can have a disastrous effect on your entire life. It can affect your physical ability, mental state, and relationships.
When you experience TMJ pain symptoms like
Pain or tenderness of your jaw
Pain or tenderness of your neck
Pain or tenderness of one or both shoulders
Pain in one or both of the TMJ joints
Aching pain in and around your ear
Aching pain behind, in and around the eyes
Aching facial and/or sinus pain
Difficulty chewing or pain while chewing
Locking, clicking, or popping of the joint, making it difficult to open or close your mouth
TMJ pain can have a variety of single, and multi-factorial causes. Below some of the most common TMJ causes:
Muscle Relaxation Therapy (T.E.N.S.) to relax jaw and neck muscles
Jaw Motion Tracking to observe and measure current jaw activity, position, and function
EMG Testing to monitor muscle activity to determine specific tension problems
A removable, custom made oral appliance will be placed in your mouth (24/7 usage) to improve the alignment of your bite gradually.
Monitoring and measuring of jaw activity, position, and function.
Orthotic adjustments will be made frequently to utilize ongoing improvement and diminish TMJ pain.
Ongoing appointments will be scheduled to monitor, measure, and adjust the orthotic to improve jaw activity, position, and function.
Directed orthodontics (Braces) might be needed to shift the teeth to the ideal position a quickly as possible.
Reconstruction of the teeth/bite might be the fastest way to realign, and rebalance the bite, consequently diminish TMJ pain.NOTE: Everyone’s treatment profile will vary.
Will TMJ treatment stop my TMJ symptoms?
As with all medical treatments, results will vary. But in most cases, realigning the bite has a significant positive effect on TMJ pain and symptoms.
Before TMJ treatment, what can I do to alleviate TMJ pain?
Eat soft foods and avoid biting excessively
Chew with both sides of your mouth
Avoid opening your mouth wider than it feels comfortable
Apply moist heat up to four times a day for five to 10 minutes
Apply cold compresses at the same rate/frequency as heat
Massage the sore jaw joint(s) gently, using a rotating motion, for five to 10 seconds, then open the mouth and hold for another five to 10 seconds to stretch the chewing muscles that surround the joint, and repeat throughout the day
Dr. Mike Deldar is a Noblesville dentist who provides TMJ treatment. With over 23 years of experience, Dr. Deldar has received the Indianapolis award for top dentist. As a Neuromuscular TMJ specialist, he has treated over 3000 patients with TMJ disorders.
TMJ pain therapy and treatment requires time, patience, and care. A diagnostic testing session will reveal the current condition and position of the affected teeth, jaws, joints, and muscles.
Deldar Dental provides family dentistry, cosmetic dental treatment options, restorative dentistry, neuromuscular (TMJ) dentistry, dental implants, snoring & sleep apnea solutions, oral health prevention, dental hygiene, periodontal gum care, sedation treatments, and orthodontics to the communities of Indianapolis, Carmel, Fishers, Westfield, Lapel, Hamilton County, and surrounding areas.