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

ADHD from Sleep Apnea: What Parents Need to Know

Dr. Mike DeldarAbout Sleep Apnea0 Comments

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Is it just me or are more and more children being treated for ADHD? Unfortunately, what many in the medical community haven’t been aware of until recently is that there is a link between sleeping disorders and behavioral disorders. Recent studies have shown that there is a strong link between sleep apnea and many behavior problems in children. This means that your child might not be suffering from actual ADHD. Instead, they may be suffering from the symptoms of ADHD from sleep apnea. What else do the studies show? And how can we help our children? ADHD from Sleep Apnea … 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