Tinnitus can be a very bad diagnosis for many people. If you are diagnosed with tinnitus, you might also be told that there’s no treatment. Many people experience tinnitus that worsens over time, to the point that some tinnitus sufferers commit suicide.
But not all types of tinnitus are untreatable. In fact, if your tinnitus is related to TMJ, then TMJ treatment can often eliminate the sounds in your ears as well as other related symptoms. Tinnitus is common in people with TMJ but how do you know if TMJ is responsible for your tinnitus? Only a comprehensive exam can say for sure, but here are some signs that you should get a TMJ exam. This is important, because, unlike many other forms of tinnitus, we can cure TMJ-related tinnitus.
No Other Cause
You first have to ask whether there are other potential causes for your tinnitus, such as exposure to very loud noises. Consider both recreational and professional exposures. There are also some medical conditions that might be causing your tinnitus. Hopefully, your doctor has eliminated those possibilities.
Once you’ve eliminated other causes of tinnitus, you need to consider that TMJ might be the cause.