Here you are, living and your ears are giving your problems. As much as you know something isn’t right, your doctor has never found a problem. You explain your symptoms, the doctor shines a light, explores your inner ears and exclaims –“nothing appears to be wrong”.
Still, you know the constant buzzing sound is real. You may also be occasionally hit with waves of dizziness.
The following symptoms can all be tracked back to TMJ;
Your jaw’s movement can make your ear canal sensitive. Here’s how it works.
Your ear has two key muscles:
If your jaw joint is misaligned, your jaw, face, head and neck muscles work extra hard to compensate in an effort to bring it back into alignment. Over time these muscles tire, cramp and put pressure on the nerves that run through them leading a multitude of symptoms, some related to your ears like ear ringing or pain.
Your jaw area is a intricate network of muscles and nerves. When your bite is misaligned the muscles and nerves throughout your head, including the ears, can be affected. The most common and obvious consequence is permanent ringing or whistling in the ears. It can also lead to:
By stabilizing and realigning your jaw with TMJ treatment, your bite can be returned back to its normal, relaxed position, alleviating your ear pain and ear ringing.
Silence is a true friend. In our busy, modern lives, a moment of silence stolen here or there is precious. If your ears are ringing, congested or painful, Westminster dentist Dr. Gary Imm could be your solution.
Using the principles of neuromuscular dentistry, he has the tools, technology and training to help resolve TMJ ear pain. Can he help you? Come in for a consultation and find out!