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Ringing In Your Ears Is a Symptom That Could Point To a Jaw Problem

Posted on 3/1/2024 by Weo Admin
3D rendered xray of a skull with the TMJ highlightedWhen you are in a quiet space, you expect to hear nothing but silence. But for some people, that is not the case. Instead, they may constantly hear tones, high-pitched ringing noises, or even roaring sounds. These bothersome noises make it hard to relax or concentrate. If you experience symptoms like this, you might have a condition called tinnitus. Tinnitus causes you to hear distracting noises even when there is no external sound source. Surprisingly, this problem can sometimes be connected to issues with your jaw joint.

The Tinnitus and TMJ Link

Regularly experiencing ringing or other phantom noises in your ears could signal temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ). Since the jaw joint is located near the ears, damage or problems in this area can potentially affect your hearing. Research shows that nearly half of people with TMJ also experience some level of tinnitus. Several factors, like blockages in the ear canal, hearing loss, or loud noise exposure, can contribute to tinnitus.

While TMJ mainly impacts the jaw joint itself, its symptoms are not limited to just that area. When the temporomandibular joint is not working properly, it can cause muscle tension, headaches, and even jawline misalignment. This dysfunction may create changes in the inner ear that lead to tinnitus. So, treating any underlying TMJ issues can sometimes help relieve tinnitus symptoms as well. If you are dealing with persistent ear ringing along with jaw discomfort, it is important to get evaluated by a professional to identify the root cause and explore treatment options. Our experts can assess your condition and provide appropriate solutions to address your symptoms.

Take Good Care of Your Oral Health

Additionally, tinnitus may indicate temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ), contributing to confusion between these conditions. To accurately diagnose the underlying cause of your discomfort, we recommend scheduling a jaw examination at our offices. Through thorough evaluation, we can clarify whether your symptoms stem from TMJ or tinnitus. For further insights into the relationship between tinnitus and TMJ, we invite you to visit our offices for comprehensive information and personalized guidance.

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