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.
Would you be surprised to learn that tinnitus is actually fairly common, and that our dentist could help? In fact, nearly one in five people are affected by tinnitus. While the symptoms can be unpleasant, our dentist may be able to help. You see, while tinnitus is often caused by age-related hearing loss, ear injury, or circulatory system disorder, it can also be caused by TMJD–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.
Do you have more questions about the benefits of tinnitus? Are you interested in scheduling an appointment with our dentist, Dr. Sterling Whitworth? Would you like to learn more about the care you can receive from our team at Covington Dental Partners? If so, please don’t hesitate to give us a call at 770-450-6551. We’ll be happy to examine the health of your smile and offer you any personalized advice you need. We’re eager to hear from you.