TMJ Disorders

Fact:  Nearly 50% of all women suffer with unexplained headaches, migraines, earaches, neck pain, jaw pain, vertigo or shoulder/arm pain?  These symptoms are due to inflammation in the TMJ (Jaw Joint)!


Dr. Lawrence Falender can offer sufferers relief with the use of the  Urbanek’s TMJ Splint U.S. PAT #9314320 FDA Cleared

This device is a small acrylic piece that fits comfortably in the mouth and is uniquely designed to relieve the jaw joint inflammation. It’s more than just a dental splint or mouth guard… it is Truly Life Changing!

Invented by Dr. Tony Urbanek, this drug-free, non-surgical, permanent solution to jaw joint problems, has been used in over 2,000 patients with over 90% success.

Ready to schedule a consultation with Dr. Falender?

Call our office at 317-900-4535 or request an appointment online.

Migraine or TMD??

Do you or a loved one suffer from headaches, sometimes severe? If so, you are not alone.  According to the website, over 12 % of the US population suffers from migraines with some studies putting it closer to 20%.  You only have to watch TV and see all the ads for headache/pain relief.  However, what many people think is a migraine is actually a symptom related to their Jaw Joint or (TMJ) Temporomandibular Joint.  Due to an inflammation in the TMJ, patients can experience frequent headaches along with the following symptoms of TMD (Temporomandibular Disorder:

  • Frequent of recurrent headaches with the associated pain always being located where the muscles of mastication are attached to the bone of the face and skull.
  • Frequent or recurrent earaches. This can be unilateral or bilateral and frequently described by patients as a “deep earache”.
  • Neck pain
  • Pain in the mandible, (lower jaw), which can be confused with dental pain. Many patients have actually had teeth extracted thinking that the pain was coming from the teeth.
  • Tinnitus (ringing in the ear)
  • Hearing problems frequently described and a feeling of fullness in the ear or talking inside of a drum
  • Vertigo
  • Shoulder or arm pain or tightness
  • Arm/hand/finger tingling or numbness
  • Inability to open the lower jaw fully or locking of the jaw

If you think your pain may be associated with TMJ Disorder, call my office today at 317-900-4535 to schedule a consultation in Indianapolis IN.  Stop the suffering!!

A few common Misconceptions for TMJ are:

  • TMJ is commonly misdiagnosed for migraines due to the similarity in symptoms. Patient will often seek treatment from Walk-In Clinics or Primary Care Clinics thinking they have Migraines as opposed to TMJ issues.
  • TMJ can be mistaken for Hearing issues or issues with the ears. Tinnitus (ringing in the ears), fullness of the ears or subjective hearing loss can commonly mislead patients and doctors into thinking the patient needs to be treated by an Audiologist. Often, these symptoms are clear indicators the patient is suffering fro, TMD instead.
  • TMD is commonly thought to be predominately found in females. While this is statistically a fact, there are men who suffer from TMD issues. It is simply less common. Nearly 1 of 2 women between the ages of 14-75 are suffering with TMD related symptoms.

What Our Patient Have to Say About Us!

“My experience was wonderful. I came in with lots of pain and can now say I have limited to no pain. I can’t remember the last time my jaw locked either. I expected it to be a much slower process, but it went by quickly.”

- S.K. Young - Actual TMJ Patient

“I didn’t realize how much TMJ was impacting my life because I’d lived with the symptoms for so long, but Dr. Falender and his staff were so compassionate, knowledgeable, understanding and helpful. I’m so glad I sought their help—they’ve made such a difference! Thanks for all you do!”

- Stephanie H. - Actual TMJ Patient

“Before getting the Urbanek TMJ splint (from Dr. Falender), I had experienced severe jaw pain, headaches, shoulder and arm pain and a limited range of motion with my jaw. After a relatively short period of wearing my TMJ splint, I am 100% symptom free!”

- Andrew F. - Actual TMJ Patient

“The Urbanek TMJ splint from Dr. Falender has helped my jaw greatly. Before I started wearing the splint, I had frequent headaches and jaw popping.. After wearing the splint for a couple of months, my jaw has improved tremendously! My jaw no longer locks, I hardly have headaches/migraines, my neck is no longer sore, and I have no jaw pain. I strongly recommend the TMJ splint to anyone who has TMJ (TMD). It is worth the price.”

- Logan Y - Actual TMJ Patient

“Coming in to Dr. Falender’s office really helped me. My sinus issues subsided. My jaw issues got better and my husband even says that I snore less.”

- Whitney C. - Actual TMJ Patient

“The TMJ splint has improved my TMJ symptoms by 95% since starting treatment. My symptoms of headache, ear pain, dizziness and ringing in my ears have almost completely gone away. I am grateful fort this treatment option and thankful to Dr. Falender and his staff.”

- Julie L. - Actual TMJ Patient

“The Urbanek TMJ splint has been a game changer for me. Before the splint I was experiencing major jaw, neck, shoulder and arm pain. I suffered with TMJ symptoms for about 5 years prior to taking corrective action. The cost of the remedy kept me from seeking a solution sooner than I did but I finally gave in when I couldn’t handle the pain any longer. Once I began wearing the sprint, I noticed immediate improvement and it only continued to get better. I am beyond satisfied with the results that I have experienced and absolutely recommend this product to anyone with TMJ.”

- Toni W. - Actual TMJ Patient

“When I was referred to Dr. Falender, I had a locked jaw. He and his staff treated me with professionalism, kindheartedness and the special care that my painful jaw needed. The TMJ splint has from the beginning, been the happy solution to allow me to smile and enjoy a pain-free life again. ”

- Cynthia G. - Actual TMJ Patient

“I had been dealing with TMJ since I was about 13 years old. I had gone to a lot of different doctors. I went through mouth guards, and even had to get my wisdom teeth removed but nothing seemed to work. When I met with Dr. Falender and discussed the splint I thought it was just another mouth guard and that it wouldn’t work, but now 3 months later, my pain and symptoms have been reduced down by 95%. ”

- Grace S. (16 Years Old) - Actual TMJ Patient

“I came because of all the pain I had been dealing with. Such as headaches, neck pain, shoulder pain, lock jaw. After using the TMJ splint every day, all day and night my symptoms have gone away. This has been a blessing to me.”

- Emma B. (16 Years Old) - Actual TMJ Patient

“I had been suffering from lock jaw, popping joints, headaches, earaches and pain when opening my mouth when I was referred to Dr. Falender. He fitted me with the Urbanek TMJ splint which was very easy to wear. I am 5 months out and my symptoms are gone. Thrilled with the results!”

- Tina F. - Actual TMJ Patient

“The first week of wearing the appliance (Urbanek TMJ device), I did not feel any changes. Shortly after I started noticing less jaw pain. By week three, my headaches were gone. I have been extremely pleased with the results. I had been in pain for so long; I forgot how nice it is to be pain free.”

- Christine M. - Actual TMJ Patient

“I have had TMJ appliances through an orthodontist and a general dentist in the past. Clenching and grinding my teeth led to headaches, neck and jaw pain with ringing in my ears. Since Dr. Falender started treatment with the Urbanek device, I have experienced over 90% reduction in symptoms and no tinnitus! As a certified massage therapist, I understand the importance of good alignment, relief of muscle tension and reduction in inflammation. My bite feels more in alignment for the first time in years. As an added benefit, No More Snoring!”

- Suzy F. - Actual TMJ Patient

“I’ve been having serious jaw issues for over a year. I saw Dr. Falender’s site online, made an appointment and got fitted for my Urbanek splint. I’ve been wearing it 24/7 since June 10, 2020 and have had very positive results: decrease in headaches and (jaw) pain with significant ease in opening and closing (my mouth) and (decreased) jaw tension. I highly recommend Dr. Falender, his staff and the splint.”

- Donna W. - Actual TMJ Patient

“When suggested I get the appliance (Urbanek TMJ splint) for my TMD, I did not believe it would work. But I was wrong! Within a week, I noticed improvements and within 2 weeks I had full use of my mouth. Thank you Dr. Falender”

- Barbar R. - Actual TMJ Patient

“I am 74 years old. About 18 months ago I experienced extreme pain in my right jaw. I contacted my dentist who suspected it was TMJ. I was then referred to Dr. Falender. (Described as an expert in this field). He confirmed the diagnosis. He made a custom apparatus (Urbanek TMJ splint) for the roof of my mouth to be worn 24 hours a day. Through a precise schedule he monitored the progress. Asking questions pertaining to the TMJ symptoms. As of today I am pain free and have no symptoms at all. I didn’t expect 100% improvement, but he did it!”

- Janet K. - Actual TMJ Patient

“I first reached out to Dr. Falender and staff while browsing online for TMJ solutions. I had previously wore a device from another specialist years ago but was intrigued by the 9-12 weeks with possible results opposed to 9-12 months from the previous device. From start to finish it was an easy process. My worst symptoms were jaw pain, neck pain, and ringing of the ears. The first 4-6 weeks my results were at a 50% improvement by the end of the 9-12 weeks I am at a 90% or more improvement. Dr. Falender and his staff are wonderful! My experience was above and beyond what I could have hoped it to be. Being pain free has made my life “normal” and I am so appreciative.”

- Jeananne Y. - Actual TMJ Patient

“The Urbanek device has helped me immensely. I can bite down and not feel my mouth sliding around. I don’t have the loud ringing in my ears and I don’t wake up in the morning with the severe jaw pain that I was suffering from before I began wearing it. I would recommend the Urbanek device to anyone who is experiencing jaw pain, ringing in the ears, and/or headaches. I also sleep much better and wake up more rested than before wearing the device. My husband can also attest to this as my snoring no longer keeps him awake at night.”

- Pamela T. - Actual TMJ Patient

“My Urbanek device has helped me be able to have relief from the awful headaches dizziness and jaw locking I have suffered from for many years. My headaches are less frequent and less intense. I have had less dizziness and ear discomfort also. This device has helped make my life be more tolerable. I am grateful for all the help I have received from Dr. Falender and his staff.”

- Marjorie H. - Actual TMJ Patient

“I sought treatment from Dr. Falender after seeing my daughter’s successful treatment for TMJ. As a life-long TMJ sufferer I decided to seek relief from the many symptoms that had plagued me most of my life. I cannot say how much better I feel after using the Urbanek splint. I sleep better, wake up refreshed without a headache and have significantly reduced symptoms all throughout the day. It has truly been a life improving technique and Dr. Falender and his staff have been helpful and professional throughout the entire process.”

- Michele G. - Actual TMJ Patient

“I suffered from migraines, headaches and jaw pain from TMD. I was skeptical how a splint was going to help me, but was pleasantly surprised with the results. My quality of life has improved as my jaw pain is almost non-existent and my headaches and migraines have dramatically decreased in both frequency and intensity. I highly recommend the Urbanek splint.”

- Elizabeth Z. - Actual TMJ Patient

“I was skeptical at first of this device; however, after just a few days my ear pain and neck pain were gone. After a month I saw so much improvement. I would highly recommend Dr. Falender and this device. 90% reduction in symptoms in 9 weeks.”

- Sally F. - Actual TMJ Patient

“I sought out Dr. Falender due to years of jaw pain, tightness and TMJ issues. The staff has been wonderful and very accommodating during the whole process. The device has improved my quality of life significantly and I can finally go through my day without thinking of my jaw and the issues that came along with it. I recommend Dr. Falender to anyone who has suffered from TMJ related issues.”

- Dr. Caleb Duckett - Actual TMJ Patient

“I am so thankful for Dr. Falender and the staff at Indianapolis Oral Surgery for walking me through what TMJ is and helping me treat it. I used to wake up in pain every morning and now I never have to worry about that again. Even talking could be painful, and I love to talk, so I am grateful to be able to go back to being my talkative self without pain. Thank You!”

- Caitlin R. - Actual TMJ Patient

“Before I got help from Dr. Falender, I used to wake up almost every morning with constant pain on my jaw and have many aches. I felt like I could not eat comfortably and it was frustrating dealing with my jaw. Thanks to Dr. Falender’s TMJ treatment, I definitely feel like my quality of life regarding my jaw has increased by a lot. I don’t wake up to pain anymore. You can really feel a difference once getting treatment; it’s definitely worth giving it a try.”

- Samantha M. - Actual TMJ Patient

“This device (Urbanek TMJ splint) has been a life saver. It is such a relief to finally get answers and an explanation as to why I was having such pain.”

- Sherri B. - Actual TMJ Patient

“This device has done amazing things! I no longer have jaw pain or ringing in my ears or ear pain. After years of neglecting my teeth and feeling embarrassed to smile or eat in front of people—I finally have hope. Wish I would have done this sooner.”

- Debbie H. - Actual TMJ Patient

“Before coming in to see D. Falender, I was in excruciating pain due to an accident that cracked the roof of my mouth. Once the Urbanek splint was in place, I felt instant relief. Dr. Falender and his staff are super friendly and are there to answer any questions you may have and make you feel at home! Having this device is a godsend, and I couldn’t be happier living a pain free life again.”

- Ann R. - Actual TMJ Patient

“During my first appointment I was having a lot of jaw pain and my jaw would lock several times a day. My jaw would typically hurt worse in the mornings. However, wearing this mouth device (Urbanek TMJ splint), 24/7, my jaw hasn’t been locking and I don’t have any jaw pain.”

- Hannah G. - Actual TMJ Patient


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Indianapolis Oral Surgery & Dental Implant Center

1320 N. Post Rd
Indianapolis, IN 46219
 Phone:  317-900-4535




Indianapolis Oral Surgery & Dental Implant Center
1320 N. Post Rd
Indianapolis, IN 46219
Main: 317-900-4535

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