My dental practice has a unique focus. The majority of our patients come to us suffering from TMJ problems. The TM joint is the hinge connecting your jaw to the temporal bones of your skull, which are located in front of each ear. The healthy function of this joint enables you to chew, talk and yawn. When the joint is inflamed, strained, or unstable it can cause pain, limited … [Read more...] about The Connection Between Tinnitus and TMJ
It is not uncommon to see patients that present with facial or jaw pains that are not associated with disease, injury or illness of any type. These patients, typically women between the age of 18-55, relate that their pains came on without specific events, emerging spontaneously upon awakening one morning after a fatiguing day or associated with a routine meal, … [Read more...] about Tinnitus, Facial Pain and TMD – Are They Related?
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
Case Study: Barry In past blogs I made reference to the relationship between jaw problems, TMD and the occurrence of Tinnitus (ringing in the ears). Though I don't believe that the majority of Tinnitus problems relate to the jaw, there are unquestionably a number of specific Tinnitus complaints that occur as a result of muscle problems in the jaw and upper neck. The … [Read more...] about TMJ TMD and Tinnitus
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?