Can TMJ Cause Ear Pain.
Temporomandibular joint disorder is commonly referred to as TMJ or TMD.
The jaw joint is located near your ears where your jaw connects with your skull where there are intricate network of bones, nerves, and joints in the face. When the bite is misaligned, muscles and nerves throughout your head, including your ears, could be affected and could cause what many call TMJ ear pain.
Unexplained Ear Pain
Ear infections is a well-known cause of ear pain. What if you don’t have the ear infection, and unexplained ear pain occurs. Some may experience this as early as childhood. One of the many symptoms of TMJ /TMD could arise in ear pain as well as ear congestion, ear ringing, and ear popping.
TMJ and Ear Pain: Severity
TMJ and ear pain are common symptoms of TMJ because the jaw joint is located extremely close to the middle ear and the ear canal. Levels of pain in TMJ patients vary. TMJ ear pain varies in complexity and severity which can interfere with daily life. If the ear canal is healthy and not infected, but there is still ear pain, you are not alone. If your ENT, Chiropractor, or other medical professionals have been unsuccessful in treating ear pain, ear congestion, or ear popping? It may be time to think outside box and explore the possibility of TMJ ear pain.The first step to successful treatment for your ear pain is a proper diagnosis.
5 Common TMJ and ear pain symptoms
1. TMJ ear pain is often worse at night and in the morning.
2. TMJ ear pain may feel dull, throbbing or sharp.
3. A sensation of fullness in the ears may occur.
4. TMJ ear pain could also feel like a temporary decrease in hearing.
5. Tinnitus (ringing in the ears).
How Long Does TMJ Ear Pain Last
How long TMJ ear pain lasts differs from person to person. Jaw injury is one instance when ear pain can occur and may last for several weeks. In other cases, pain can last for years, especially if the patient hasn’t been properly diagnosed. If you suffer from any of the symptoms commonly associated with TMJ, it is important to get a proper diagnosis so treatment can help relieve pain. With proper diagnosis comes proper treatment.
TMJ ear pain treatment
In our Los Angeles office, many of our patients have reported relief from their TMJ ear pain. First, the patient needs a proper diagnosis by a TMJ expert. Dr. Eddie Siman provides ear pain treatment to many of our patients in the greater Los Angeles area.
Dr. Eddie Siman conducts a private consultation with each patient. He explains what causes TMJ symptoms such as ear pain. If you have tried everything else and still in pain? Call our office today for your private consultation.