Temporomandibular joint disorder, also known as TMJ, can create several life-altering side effects. Patients sometimes report having tinnitus, or ringing in the ears, in conjunction with their TMJ. So, what’s the connection?
Because your ears and jaw are in such close proximity to each other, doctors believe TMJ can cause tinnitus in the following ways:
Keep in mind that there are many different medical conditions that can cause tinnitus. However, TMJ may be the source of the ringing in your ears if you’ve ever experienced any of the following issues:
To fully determine if your tinnitus is caused by TMJ, Drs. Chin and Pharar will meet with you in person to discuss your symptoms and dental care goals. Together, we will work with you to develop a personalized treatment plan to minimize your symptoms and treat your TMJ disorder.
If you are in the Summerlin area and would like to discuss your TMJ treatment options, give our office a call at (702) 445-7075 to schedule your initial consultation.