If you are at a loss as to why you are experiencing pain behind your eyes or beside them, or pain and ringing in your ears, you may have TMJ disorder. Sana Dental is pleased to provide treatment options for TMJ related ear and eye pain.
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TMJ Ear & Eye Pain
If you have been experiencing pain behind your eyes or beside them, or pain and ringing in your ears, you may have had your eyes and ears checked by your family doctor, but the source for the pain and/or congestion has not yet been determined.
Your Jaw Could Be The Source Of Your Ear and Eye Pain
The source of your eye and ear pain could be caused by a ‘bad’ or ‘uneven’ bite. A bad bite can cause your jaw to become misaligned, with the end result being pain and discomfort. Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ or TMD) is a disorder in which the temporomandibular joint is out of alignment. This causes your upper and lower teeth to meet incorrectly. When your jaw is out of alignment, your jaw muscles have to work extra hard to do the job they were meant to do.
Over time, inflammation builds up in your jaw muscles. Through these muscles run nerve branches that serve your face, head, neck, shoulders, and beyond. The inflammation can put pressure on these nerves, which send pain signals from the area the nerve branch is running to. This is one way that eye and ear pain can be caused.
The Good News? There Are Dental Treatment Options For TMJ Related Ear & Eye Pain
If you have had no luck resolving your pain through the obvious route of your family doctor or ear and eye specialist, visiting a dentist could be your next step. Because TMJ is a result of a jaw problem that often stems from issues with teeth, a dentist is in a good position to help resolve your pain.
TMJ treatment begins with a diagnosis. Your dentist will evaluate and monitor your jaw’s position, function, sounds and movement. From there, once your jaw muscles have relaxed and your optimal bite position has been established, your dentist can plan a longer-lasting treatment to keep your bite balanced.
TMJ Treatment Options
- Restorations for broken, cracked or missing teeth, which can help the overall alignment of the jaw.
- Orthodontics to straighten teeth or reshape the jaw
- Orthotics to train your jaw muscles to remain in a comfortable position.
- It all depends on your unique circumstances.
Is TMJ Causing Your Ear Or Eye Pain? Find Out
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When it comes to treating a TMJ disorder, or any other medical or dental issue, the less invasive the treatment the better. After all, “first do no harm” is part of the Hippocratic Oath. That is why we like to remind patients that the information presented here should not be considered medical advice. To make sure you get the best care for your jaw joint problems, please seek advice from your physician or dentist.