TMJ disorders can cause a multitude of problems with the ears. Ringing in the ears, ear pain and even hearing loss might be the result of TMD. Because your jaw and your ears are such close neighbors, what happens to one can severely impact the other.
If you are experiencing TMD-induced ear pain, try to avoid hard-to-chew foods such as raw fruits and vegetables and tough meat. Instead, try sticking to softer foods such as noodles and eggs. Wearing a mouth guard and using over-the-counter pain medication can also help lessen your ear pain.
When you’re experiencing ear pain, you need relief. If you suspect your ear pain is due to a TMJ disorder, request an appointment with our office today. Our friendly, professional staff will work with you to find the right treatment for your pain.