Clogging or Stuffiness of the Ears
Many people underestimate how influential the temporomandibular joint is to the rest of the human body. When the TMJ isn’t properly aligned, an individual could suffer from a number of symptoms that affect the eyes, nose, throat, sinuses, and even ears. In fact, approximately a third of people suffering from temporomandibular joint disorder find that they suffer from muffled or clogged ears, a problem that many initially think is an ear complication. Fortunately, this complication may be healed through neuromuscular dentistry.
Clogged or stuffy ears can impact your life in more ways than many people think. For more information about how neuromuscular dentistry can benefit you and treat your ear problems, contact an Austin neuromuscular dentist of BridgeView Dental today at 512-347-8299 and schedule your initial consultation.
How Neuromuscular Dentistry Can Help You
When your ears feel stuffy or clogged, it can not only affect you physically, but also mentally. The ears can feel congested when the Eustachian tube is blocked due to swelling or inflammation. And, while this usually happens as a result of infection, it can also happen when the Tensor veli palatine muscle spasms.
When the temporomandibular joint isn’t properly aligned, it can cause this muscle to spasm. At BridgeView Dental, our dentists can use neuromuscular dentistry to correct the alignment of your jaw, thus preventing this misalignment from causing muscle spasms and helping alleviate the stuffiness or clogged ears that a person may be experiencing.
Get rid of the stuffiness in your ears and other health complications your misaligned TMJ may be causing you. Contact our Austin neuromuscular dentists at BridgeView Dental today by calling 512-347-8299 and speak with a caring member of our staff about scheduling an appointment.