Tinnitus is a high pitched ringing in the ear. It is part of the loud noise syndrome (inability to hear high notes, difficulty understanding speech when there is back ground noise in the room, and ringing in the ears). It can also occur when the jaw is displaced. The difficulty is that sometimes the TMJ therapy can make it go away or decrease, and sometimes the jaw therapy has no effect, or the tinnitus increases. This is a difficult aspect of TMJ problems. Results with tinnitus are unpredictable.
If you believe yourself to be experiencing any of these TMJ symptoms or if you have any questions regarding Temporomandibular Joint Disoder please call Dr. Mark Yamamto, your TMJ Dentist in Huntington Beach at 714-847-9900 today or use our quick contact form at right to connect.