Tuesday, February 28, 2023

Ringing in the Ears - Is it TMJ?

Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction...the long name for TMJ, is a very real disorder with some specific characterizations.  TMJ affects the joints in the jaw bone close to the ears. One of the common symptoms is Tinnitus, or, ringing in the ears. Many people accept it as a natural aging process.  Consequently, it can go undiagnosed for years, resulting in hearing loss and permanent damage to the inner ear.  It is frequently misdiagnosed as another disease or disorder such as Meniere's Disease.  

TMJ is treatable and can be managed when detected early.  Don't delay!  Hearing loss and ringing in the ears are not always a result of aging!   

Visit your dentist to find out if this could be affecting you.  

Keep Smiling! 

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