Austin Tinnitus Dentists
When the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is misaligned, you may experience a number of symptoms and side effects that are both discomfiting and problematic. One health complication a number of people with a TMJ disorder find themselves suffering from is tinnitus, or ringing in the ears. Tinnitus victims can experience a constant or relentless ringing or buzzing in the ears that can cause discomfort, stress, or even insanity.
Many people do not make the connection between a problem in the alignment of their jaw muscles and joints with ringing in their ears, but they are actually often closely related. At BridgeView Dental, our Austin neuromuscular dentists may be able to drastically improve your quality of life by adjusting the alignment of your jaw to treat tinnitus and other symptoms. To speak with a caring member of our dental staff, contact us today at 512-347-8299 and take control of your oral health.
How We Can Help
When the two important muscles in the ear – the tensor sympani and the tensor levi palatine – are overworked, it can produce a ringing sensation in the ears and, in some cases, even vertigo. Many doctors attribute the ringing sensation to the fact that the primary jaw and ear muscles are all fed by the same nerve; therefore, when the TMJ is overworked or stressed from misalignment, the ears can also suffer. Patients suffering from tinnitus may suffer additional symptoms such as:
- Otalgia, or ear pain
- Stuffy feeling in the ears or impaired hearing
- Noises when moving the jaw joint
- Pain or pressure in the sinus area
These symptoms are often frustrating and painful, making treatment for a misaligned TMJ essential for a person’s health and peace of mind.
Our Austin neuromuscular dentists of BridgeView Dental can assess the severity of your jaw misalignment and speak to you about possible treatment options for your tinnitus. For more information about neuromuscular dentistry, contact us today at 512-347-8299.