You have trouble with them yet your doctor has never found a problem. After explaining your symptoms yet again, your doctor shines a light in your ear and indicates that nothing is wrong. You know the whistling sound is real and you know you have bouts of dizziness so strong you are often forced to sit down.
Ear congestion, unrelenting ear pain, dizziness, vertigo, ringing or whistling in the ears. . . . these can all be traced back to TMD.
Here’s a snapshot of what is going on
The jaw area is a complex network of muscles and nerves. When your bite is misaligned – muscles and nerves throughout your head, including the ears, can be affected.
The most common and obvious effect is persistent ringing or whistling in the ears.It can also lead to:
- ear pain or discomfort (earaches)
- impaired or restricted hearing
- congested or stuffy feeling in your ears
- sinus pain
- Eye and sinus pain can also sometimes be linked to TMD due to nerves being impinged by the jaw and muscles being out of alignment.
By stabilizing and realigning your jaw, your bite will be restored back to its normal position, relieving the problems in your ears caused by the misaligned bite.
Dentist West Kelowna for ringing ears, ear pain, and TMJ treatment
If your ear pain continue to return and have no apparent cause, you could be suffering from TMD. TMD, which stands for Temporomandibular Joint Disorder is often referred to as TMJ. This can often times be corrected with dental procedures and treatments.
Preventing serious issues caused by TMD early is important for your health. Learn how relieving ear pain and jaw pain can improve your well being. Call our West Kelowna dental clinic today and find out exactly what you are dealing with and what your treatment options are.