Have you ever had a strange sound in your ears, such as a ringing, buzzing, hissing, chirping, or whistling? If you have, you’re far from alone, though the severity of the sound can vary. This sound may actually be the result of a condition commonly referred to as tinnitus. Many people notice the noise throughout the day, but especially when they try to sleep or are somewhere quiet.
Tinnitus may be much more common than you think. In fact, nearly 20% of individuals have to deal with tinnitus at some time during their lives. While this may not seem to be a problem you should visit your dentist for, would you be surprised to learn that our dentist, Dr. Eric Goldberg, could actually help you address this issue? You see, while tinnitus is often caused by age-related hearing loss, ear injury, or circulatory system disorder, it can also be caused by TMJ–which our team can help you address.
If your tinnitus is caused by TMJ disorder, you may consider various treatments. For instance, our team may recommend using an anti-inflammatory to relieve TMJ pain. We may also recommend oral splints or mouth guards. These splints and mouthguards can also help you if you’re suffering from jaw pain. In extreme cases, we may also recommend a surgical approach.
If you have TMJD, or are worried that you might, our dentist, Dr. Eric Goldberg can help. If you’re interested in learning more about TMJD, tinnitus, or in scheduling an appointment with our team, we invite you to contact Eric Goldberg, DDS Family & General Dentistry by calling 610-363-6181. We’ll be happy to address any questions you may have. We’re excited to hear from you soon.