Dr. Linderman Dentistry, a dental practice in Carmel, Indiana, announced the launch of an updated range of temporomandibular disorder pain relief treatments. Dr. Linderman has been helping patients with TMD since 1986.
More information can be found at https://dentistcarmelindiana.com/project/tmd
With the latest announcement, the team at Dr. Linderman Dentistry is committed to helping patients reduce pain and improve their quality of life.
According to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, temporomandibular disorder (TMD) affects more than 10 million Americans. Symptoms of TMD include pain in the jaw and around the ears, discomfort when chewing, an inability to properly chew food, aching pain in the face, and developing “lock-jaw”.
Before considering surgery, it is important to seek the help of a medical expert like Dr. Linderman. The dentist has the knowledge and experience to properly diagnose and treat TMD.
During the initial consultation, Dr. Linderman will ask patients about their health history and conduct a physical exam to check their jaw joints for pain or tenderness. He will also listen for clicks, pops, or grating sounds when patients move their jaw, and test their bite and check for problems with their facial muscles.
The dentist might also take full face X-rays to view the patient’s jaws, temporomandibular joints and teeth and ensure that there are no other problems.
If patients are diagnosed with TMD, Dr. Linderman can recommend various pain relief methods as part of their treatment. He can suggest a muscle relaxer to relax the jaw if the patient grinds or clenches their teeth, or he can prescribe anti-anxiety medication to relieve stress and reduce and control pain.
In addition, the dentist might recommend the use of a splint or nightguard that can reduce the effects of clenching or grinding and correct one’s bite by putting the teeth in a more correct position.
A satisfied patient said: “I’ve had emergency dental needs, regular yearly exams, X-rays and other major dental work done by Dr. Linderman. He’s patient, kind and has always taken care of me quickly. His staff is also wonderful. Checking in is like visiting my family.”
Interested parties can find more by visiting http://dentistcarmelindiana.com
Dr. Linderman Dentistry
Dr. Linderman Dentistry
82 6th Street Southeast
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