Dr Uparika Sharma

Dr. Uparika Sharma, Doctor of Dental Surgery, Dentist

I am a dentist and TMJ expert with over 10 years of experience. There are a lot of people who experience jaw pain, headaches or ear pain which are related to jaw pain or even a temporomandibular disorder (TMD). In fact, the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) estimates that 10 million Americans have a TMD. It is estimated that around 75 percent of the U.S. population may experience one or more symptoms of a TMD.

Treating TMJ/TMD often requires coordinated care between Chiropractic, ENT doctor and dentist with expertise in TMJ/TMD. For the past 25 years, Bellevue Chiropractor has teamed up with local dentists and ENTs treating TMJ disorders. If you have neck pain or headache or ear pain, it’s important to visit a Chiropractor with experience in TMJ/TMD so that they can diagnose whether TMD is the root cause of the pain. Our offices coordinate together to holistically look at these cases and involve each other as appropriate.

I often see patients with severe symptoms such as headaches or ear pain, and they were not diagnosed by their previous chiropractor. Dr. Wisman has been a pioneer in this field for last 25 years and brought various medical disciplines together to treat patients. Dr. Wisman and I have been partnering with other doctors to increase the awareness of TMJ/TMD with other ENT doctors, dentists and chiropractors. This will truly help patients who are walking around with un-diagnosed and untreated headaches, ear pain and neck pain.  Therefore, I have been recommending my patients to pick a Chiropractor with TMJ/TMD experience such as Bellevue Chiropractic.