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

The Best Holiday Gifts Ideas for Migraine Sufferers

Dr. Mike DeldarTMJ Migraines, TMJ/TMD0 Comments

gifts for migraines from tmj

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

A Warning From Your Local TMJ Dentist: Avoid the Lure of DIY Braces

Dr. Mike DeldarBlog, General / Family Dentistry, Jaw Pain, TMJ0 Comments

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Warning: Don’t try this at home! We’ve all heard those words from time to time, but I never would’ve expected to voice those words to my patients about orthodontic treatments. People are always trying to save a buck wherever they can. This leads to at-home medical and dental treatments that are, more often than not, ineffective and even dangerous. One such treatment that’s been on my radar over the last few years is do-it-yourself (DIY) braces. As a Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMD or TMJ) dentist, the thought of anyone trying to treat their orthodontic issues on their own scares me. … 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