Tinnitus (Ringing In The Ears) in Austin
Tinnitus can be more than just an annoyance. It can be downright maddening! Ringing in the ears can be caused by all sorts of things but many times it is short-lived and usually goes away within a day. However, if you notice that you have ringing in the ears on a constant basis, it may be caused by a TMJ problem. If you have TMD (TMJ disorder), in addition to ringing in your ears, you may suffer from all sorts of other symptoms, including headaches and jaw pain. Be aware that you don’t have to deal with tinnitus forever! Dr. Matthews can treat your ringing in the ears in Austin properly so that the condition goes away for good.
As a TMJ dentists, are well aware of the various intricacies that come along with dental and oral health. Though two body parts may seem unrelated, neuromuscular dentistry proves otherwise. In the case of tinnitus, a problem within the jaw joint may be the cause of a problem in the ears. This is because the jaw joint is connected to the ears and the surrounding areas. The tension and pressure created when the body attempts to relocate the jaw joint into a more ideal position can travel throughout the body. This means that the tympanic nerve can easily be disturbed, thereby causing tinnitus.
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Do you suffer from ringing in the ears on a random but routine basis? Do you find that your tinnitus often occurs with other symptoms such as neck pain, jaw pain, or headaches? If so TMD may be the cause of your tinnitus. Contact our Austin dental office today to determine whether your ringing in the ears may be caused by TMJ disorder. We can be reached at (512) 452-2273 and patients can also schedule an appointment online.
Dr. Matthews is a general dentist.