Please call Dr Finkelstein on 9262 7778 to receive dental professional advice on Tinnitus or Ringing in the Ear
A ringing ear, or Tinnitus, is another indicator of Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMJ). Ringing in the ears is often caused by a strained bite due to a misalignment of the jaw. The muscles and nerves in the jaw area of the face are all intricately linked. When the bite is incorrectly positioned, muscles and nerves throughout the head, including the ears, can experience tension. This can cause ringing sounds to be heard even if these sounds are not present in the surrounding environment.
Unfortunately, Tinnitus is often misdiagnosed, and is frequently treated ineffectively or not treated at all! If your Tinnitus is caused by an incorrect or misaligned bite, we can remove this dental abnormality by stabilizing and repositioning the bite so that the entire jaw area works together without pain. When your muscles and nerves are operating in their optimal position, the ringing in your ears will disappear.
Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.
Dr Michael Finkelstein BDS