Tinnitus is a condition that will affect more than 50 million Americans in their lifetime. This common condition causes constant or intermittent ringing, buzzing, clicking, hissing, or roaring sounds in one or both ears. The American Tinnitus Association (ATA) estimates that as many as two million Americans suffer enough from this disorder to interfere with their daily life.
How TMD Causes Tinnitus
The ATA lists temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD) as one of the causes of tinnitus. Your temporomandibular joint is responsible for all movement in your jaw. Surrounding this joint are nerves and muscles that are intricately linked to your entire head. Within the TMJ is the tympanic bone, which relates directly to your ears. When pressure is put on nerves and bones that control sensation in your ears, pain and tinnitus will follow.
If you suffer from tinnitus, Burke, Virginia neuromuscular dentist Dr. Pamela Marzban can inspect your jaw joint for any abnormalities. If TMD is causing your problems, TMJ treatment is often effective at eliminating tinnitus and helping restore unobstructed hearing.
If you live in the areas of Burke, Fairfax, or Fairfax Station, Virginia and are suffering from tinnitus, please contact Dr. Pamela Marzban to schedule a TMJ evaluation today.