Wearing a mask all day is routine for some people, including dentists and surgeons. It's just part of their jobs and they're used to it. For everyone else wearing a mask for all (or most) of the day is completely unnatural. And, what's going on under our masks can cause many problems - because wearing a mask can cause TMJ symptoms to emerge. Without even realizing it, you … [Read more...] about Why Wearing A Mask Can Cause TMJ Symptoms
Many of my TMJ patients also complain of ear problems and sinus symptoms. Is there a relationship between these painful and uncomfortable conditions and TMJ dysfunction? Let's start with ears. Ear Problems & TMJ The experience of ear symptoms in patients with TMJ is very predictable due to a number of factors. Most importantly during growth and development … [Read more...] about TMJ and its Relationship to Ear Problems and Sinus Symptoms
Many patients come into my practice complaining of ear pain, when other physicians have found nothing wrong with their ears. The ear pain complaints heard most often are these: • My ear feels full • My ear feels stuffy • I feel like something is dripping in my ear • I feel pressure in my ear • There is ringing in my ears • I hear a hissing sound • I hear a … [Read more...] about Causes of Ear Pain
Ringing in the ears, or tinnitus,is a symptom often described as a ringing noise heard in one or both ears, that can be present continually at the same level or vary in intensity. The presence of ringing in the ears during the course of a day is based on jaw movements, head positions and tongue activity. In addition to ringing, some people describe sounds such as hissing, … [Read more...] about What Causes Ringing in the Ears?