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Dr. Adrienne Rupright, DDS

Dentist

Dr. Adrienne Rupright DDS is a top Dentist in Indianapolis, . With a passion for the field and an unwavering commitment to their specialty, Dr. Adrienne Rupright DDS is an expert in changing the lives of their patients for the better. Through their designated cause and expertise in the field, Dr. Adrienne Rupright DDS is a prime example of a true leader in healthcare. As a leader and expert in their field, Dr. Adrienne Rupright DDS is passionate about enhancing patient quality of life. They embody the values of communication, safety, and trust when dealing directly with patients. In Indianapolis, IN, Dr. Adrienne Rupright DDS is a true asset to their field and dedicated to the profession of medicine.
Dr. Adrienne Rupright, DDS
  • Indianapolis, IN
  • Accepting new patients

Do toothaches always mean an infection?

No, not all toothaches mean infection. Often, it is bite-related; if your bite/occlusion is high or an excursive (side to side) interference is present. A toothache could be the READ MORE
No, not all toothaches mean infection. Often, it is bite-related; if your bite/occlusion is high or an excursive (side to side) interference is present. A toothache could be the result of a small crack in the tooth. First, is it sensitive to cold, hot, and biting? Second, does the tooth ache without any food or liquid present? Or only while eating or drinking? Third, how long does it ache? Fourth, has a filling come out or chipped? These are key questions to lead to a proper diagnosis as well as taking a radiograph.

Can effects from TMJ ever be reversed?

You are not stuck with discomfort forever! You will need to find a neuromuscular (or physiologic) dentist in your area. The crackling sound is the result of the disc being trapped READ MORE
You are not stuck with discomfort forever! You will need to find a neuromuscular (or physiologic) dentist in your area. The crackling sound is the result of the disc being trapped within the tempromandibular joint (TMJ) resulting in dysfunction or disease of the TMJ, also known as TMD. A mandibualr orthotic will need to be fabricated only after a proper ulfTENS (ultra low frequency transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation) and/or EMG bite is taken. The ulfTENS allows the muscles to relax to their
physiologic rest position. Depending on the extent of dysfunction, the popping/clicking or crackling might not completely go away due to torn ligaments or a hole worn into the disc itself. The past president of ICCMO (International College of Craniomandibular Orthopedics), Curtis Westersund, has a great YouTube video: TMD Explained by Dr. Curtis Westesund.

Bottom line, see a neuromuscular dentist for your head and neck muscles being problematic to your joint.