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

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

Dr. Mike DeldarGeneral / Family Dentistry, TMJ0 Comments

Indianapolis TMJ Specialist

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

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