Many people are very saddened to hear that there’s no cure for their tinnitus. However, that isn’t always true. For some types of tinnitus, especially primary tinnitus, there’s no effective treatment.
Primary tinnitus is tinnitus linked to no other cause than hearing loss, in which the ringing often fills in for the unheard sounds. This type of tinnitus just has to be managed, since it can’t normally be effectively treated or cured. But for tinnitus connected to TMJ, the ear symptoms will resolve or at least reduce if you have your jaw pain treated.
The good news is that it’s likely TMJ at least contributes to your tinnitus. Tinnitus is a very common symptom of TMJ. Studies show that nearly 80%, even 90% of people with TMJ experience one or more ear symptoms. In addition, tinnitus often appears as the second or third most common type of ear symptom.
But how do you know whether your tinnitus is related to TMJ? The only sure way is to be evaluated by a Columbia, SC, TMJ dentist, like Dr. Adam Hahn at Smile Columbia Dentistry. However, if you are trying to decide whether to visit a TMJ dentist, the following considerations might give you a good idea.