What is TMJ disorder or TMD?

What is TMJ disorder, you ask? Temporomandibular joint disorder, or TMD/TMJ, is a condition that affects a person’s jaw joint. This temporomandibular joint is a very important component in the mouth – it is responsible for all functions of the jaw, including chewing, eating, and speaking.

Learn how your bite affects your body

When the upper and lower jaws do not align properly, the bite is said to be uneven. An uneven bite can create all kinds of problems and is associated with jaw pain, headaches, tooth loss, and even speech problems.

The good news is that there are neuromuscular dentists who focus on treating TMJ specifically. Dr. Mike Deldar and Dr. Sara Deldar have been assisting Indiana patients affected by TMJ for many years. The neuromuscular dentistry team at Deldar Dental uses diagnostic testing and advanced treatment methods to help people get a balanced bite.

What is TMJ you ask?

How TMJ is evaluated

A bad bite affects patients differently, depending on the problem and the person’s current health status. Left untreated, these side effects can lead to a myriad of additional problems. People who are dealing with TMJ should seek treatment from a skilled neuromuscular dentist to avoid the potentially negative health consequences of this condition. Here are a few of the most common complaints we hear from our TMJ patients:

Common symptoms of TMJ

  • Headaches
  • Jaw pain or soreness
  • Shoulder pain
  • Tingling of fingers
  • Neck pain
  • Tooth loss
  • Dental problems
  • Jaw clenching or tooth grinding
  • Tooth pain
  • Facial pain
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Earaches
  • Clicking or popping sounds in the jaw
  • Throat or nose congestion
  • Dizziness
  • Pain while chewing

Finding Your TMJ Solution

Our TMJ patients are very diverse in their treatment needs. If you seek out our neuromuscular dentistry services, our neuromuscular team will design a plan that is customized to fit your specific issues. We will work hard to find you a permanent solution that restores your dental health and ensures a comfortable, functional bite.

Recommended treatments may include orthodontic treatments, removable overlay partials, reconstruction, and others. If you are concerned about cost, our team can help you get set up with affordable financing.

To find out more about TMD or TMJ and your neuromuscular treatment options, contact Deldar Dental to book a free consultation.

Deldar Dental offers TMJ treatments in Noblesville, Carmel, Fishers, Indianapolis, Lapel, Westfield, and surrounding areas.

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