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

Dr. Mike DeldarGeneral / Family Dentistry, TMJ0 Comments

indianapolis tmj specialist blog. a couple, one has tmj

Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder is painful because it impacts bone and muscular activity throughout the head and face. 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

Save your Child from the Dangers of Teeth Grinding

Dr. Mike DeldarBlog, TMJ

Save your child from the dangers of teeth grinding - Noblesville dentist, Dr. Deldar explains

Teeth grinding is more than just an annoying habit, and can have very painful health consequences for both children and adults. We have parents coming in all the time asking about teeth grinding in their children, which is no surprise because nearly 30% of children may suffer from bruxism at some point. This common problem can be solved with the help of an experienced TMJ and general dentist like Dr. Mike Deldar. Left untreated, however, teeth grinding can cause damage to tooth enamel, painful headaches, and even a painful joint disorder in the jaw called temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD). By … Read More

Relieve Jaw Pain Fast: 5 Exercises to Do Regularly for Relief

Dr. Mike DeldarBlog, TMJ

How to relieve jaw pain fast at home

More and more people are experiencing jaw pain, migraines, facial pain, ear ringing, and ear pain. What is the cause? In most cases, the pain is related to TMJD, or temporomandibular joint disorder. Basically, this is a disorder of the jaw joint, right where the upper and lower jaws meet. When there is an issue with the joint, it can cause an extraordinary amount of pain. Many people search for a Carmel, Noblesville, and Indianapolis dentist who is also a TMJ dentist so that they can find some pain relief. We completely understand how overwhelming such pain can be. That … Read More

Could TMJ Disorder Be the Cause of Your Sleep Problems?

Dr. Mike DeldarAbout Sleep Apnea, TMJ

TMJ disorder linked to sleep apnea and other disorders. Image of a man with jaw pain.

Pain, lack of sleep, exhaustion, inability to think straight, feeling like you can’t make it through the day– does this describe you? Unfortunately, it describes daily life for many of our patients who are dealing with a sleep disorder here in Noblesville and Carmel, Indiana. If you’ve been dealing with a lack of sleep, been diagnosed with sleep apnea or have been experiencing a lot of headaches, there may be an issue at hand that you haven’t yet considered: TMJ disorder. What is TMJ? What are the symptoms? And how can TMJ disorder affect your sleep and the function of your … Read More

What exactly is a Neuromuscular Dentist?

Dr. Mike DeldarJaw Pain, TMJ, TMJ Dentist

Image of a neuromuscular dentist working, Noblesville dentist.

A neuromuscular dentist is a pioneer in the dental field. Like Jonas Salk, who developed the first effective, safe vaccine for polio, neuromuscular dentists correct the misalignment of their patients’ jaws at the temporomandibular joint. They produce a balanced bite that relieves TMJ symptoms. The procedures are so comparatively new. To understand the effectiveness of neuromuscular dentistry, just ask one of the patients who received the treatment. They will tell you that they have had life-altering improvements. History of a neuromuscular dentist Prior to the 1980s there was no formal diagnosis for temporomandibular disorder (TMJ disorder or TMD). Many doctors felt that the patients’ jaw pain … Read More