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Why do my Ears Ring when my Teeth Hurt?


The perception of ringing, buzzing or humming in the ears is known as tinnitus. Tinnitus is not actually a disease but instead an indication of conditions in other parts of the body. Pain in your teeth accompanied by tinnitus may be a sign of TMJ.

TMJ disorders are associated with the temporomandibular joint, the joint that connects your jaw bone and temporal bone. These disorders are commonly referred to as TMJ or TMD. The symptoms of TMJ include limited jaw movement, clicking or popping when chewing, and pain in the jaw, face, neck, or around the ears. There are a number of different causes of TMJ, as well as several options for TMJ treatment.

Ear ringing as a symptom of TMJ can occur when excessive pressure is placed on the TMJ and muscles connected to it. This pressure often comes from jaw clenching and tooth grinding that is associated with a misaligned bite. Clenching and grinding can also cause your teeth to hurt.

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If you think you might be experiencing the symptoms of TMJ and you live in McLean, Virginia, please contact the experienced dentists at Galleria Dental Aesthetics at (703) 448-1020.

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