People often times have TMJ disorder and don’t even know it. The fact is that when your TMI is off-balance, the jaw joint can at times dislocate and pinch the nerves in the surrounding area, such as the chorda tympani nerve. The dislocated jaw may also pinch blood vessels in the ear which can then create a ringing sensation deep within your ear. You may also feel a sensation of numbness similar to that of when your arm or hand “falls asleep.”
Tinnitus is a common symptom of TMJ disorder. Beyond just being annoying, it can lead to dizziness and other conditions. It is important to ensure that the cause of your tinnitus is diagnosed properly. Ringing in the ears can be caused for a variety of reasons, so it’s never smart to jump to the conclusion that you have TMJ disorder. Come to our Detroit-area dental office to see Dr. Serra. He will use the proper technology to analyze your bite to see whether or not your tinnitus is TMJ-related.
If you live in the Detroit region or are willing to travel to our dental office located in Novi, Michigan, contact us at (248) 380-9330 if you’re experiencing ringing in the ears. If you think you are suffering from tinnitus due to TMJ disorder, it is best to consult an experienced TMJ dentist like Dr. Serra. He will be able to diagnose and treat your tinnitus so that you no longer have to deal with it or any other TMJ symptom. Feel free to email us or schedule your own consultation online.