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Is Your TMJ Disorder Also Causing Tinnitus?

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A condition that causes persistent ringing in the ears is called tinnitus, and it in fact is not limited to just ear ringing, but can also involve unusual sounds such as whistling, chirping, buzzing, and hissing. Some patients find tinnitus to be just a minor annoyance, while others suffer from more extreme tinnitus that is a constant and severe discomfort. One of the causes of tinnitus is TMJ disorder, and our dentist can help you determine if this is the case for you.

You may not have known this, but tinnitus is a relatively common occurrence–but one that our dentist can treat. About one in five people struggle with tinnitus, and the symptoms are often unpleasant but treatable. A common cause of tinnitus is hearing loss resulting from age, a circulatory system disorder, or ear injury, but can also result from TMD. And this is where our team can assist you.

Tinnitus caused by TMJ disorder can be addressed through various treatments, such as the use of an anti-inflammatory medicine to treat the pain. Our dentist can also provide a mouth guard or oral splint, which can relieve the frequency of jaw pain. Extreme cases may require a surgical procedure.  

If you have TMD or tinnitus and would like to learn more about your options, we invite you to contact Algiers Dental Associates at 504-361-3277 today and schedule an appointment with Dr. John Hobgood. We would be happy to help you learn more about TMD and tinnitus treatment in New Orleans, Louisiana.