Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD) is commonly associated with tinnitus, which is the sensation of ringing, roaring, hissing, buzzing, or tinkling sounds in the ears. While some people may experience these sounds for a few minutes, chronic ringing can significantly interfere with their daily lives.
If you are suffering from chronic tinnitus due to TMD, it may be time to seek medical intervention. An experienced neuromuscular dentist can help eliminate the ringing in your ears caused by TMD, which can result from an injury or trauma to the face and head, grinding and clenching of the teeth, or vigorous gum chewing.
Apart from tinnitus, other signs and symptoms of TMD include dizziness, head, neck, and back pain, ear pain and hearing loss, sinus pain, headache, and muscle tenderness in the jaw area, worn-down teeth, and a stuffy sensation in the ears. People with chronic tinnitus are more likely to experience frequent headaches, fatigue, and tension in jaw muscles.
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, please contact Dr. Jennifer Silver at Southcentre Dental Clinic in Calgary, Alberta today.