TMJ disorders often cause tinnitus due to the location of the joint—right next to the ears. When the muscles, nerves, and tissues next to the joint experience strain, it can expand the irritation to the auditory system. As a result ear pain, clogged ears, and tinnitus can occur.
With TMJ treatment, the irritation in the auditory system can go away along with tinnitus and the other painful symptoms of TMD.
If you think you might have a TMJ disorder, our Columbia, SC TMJ dentist can help. Please contact Smile Columbia at (803) 781-9090 to book a consultation today.