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Earaches Cary North Carolina

A person may visit the primary care clinic with ear pain assuming that they might have some ear infection. After a thorough checkup and diagnosis, a physician will recommend this case to the TMJ dentist for the earache treatment.

An earache is not only due to an infection in the ear and the patient might be surprised after hearing that an earache is due TMJ disorder. TMJ (Temporomandibular Joint) is a joint which connects your lower jaw and the skull. TMJ has muscles, bones, and ligaments which act as a hinge which enables the movement of the jaw in forward, backward and also side-by-side directions. Any discomfort in the TMJ is called as TMJ disorder.

TMJ disorder is one main reason for an earache. If there are any disfunction in the TMJ point or misalignment in the joint, it will lead to an earache if not treated at the earliest at TMJ and Sleep Therapy Centre of Raleigh-Durham in Cary NC by TMJ dentist Dr. Charles Ferzli, it may lead to severe problems.

Before looking at the symptoms of ear pain, let's look at the problems of the TMJ affected jaw.

Few of the TMJ affected Jaw problems are:

  • Clicking, popping jaw points
  • Grating sounds near Jaw point
  • Pain in cheek muscles
  • Uncontrollable pain while jaw and tongue movements

The above problems of Jaw will lead to pain in the ear.

Symptoms of Earache:

  • Hissing, buzzing or Ringing sound in the ear
  • Decrease in the hearing
  • Ear pain or an earache with respect to infection
  • Clogged, "itchy" ears

The reason for Ear Pain due to TMJ:

The disordered teeth bite or malocclusion, teeth grinding which is also known as Bruxism, stress, biting hard foods can put pressure on the muscles of the TMJ which in turn radiates the pressure on the Ear. This pressure on the ear results in Ear Pain. And also if any individual met with an accident and injuries to his neck or head will result in the displacement of the jaw which results in trauma or facial pain.

Ear pain is also caused due to irregular habits. If your regular habits are not good, then they are supposed to feel all these problems.

Few of the regular habits which can cause TMJ disorders are:

  • Bruxism or Teeth Grinding
  • Stress
  • Poor Posture of sitting or sleeping
  • Arthritis
  • Jaw Injury
  • Misalignment of the teeth or Jaw

How to treat this TMJ disorder:

Our TMJ Dentist Dr. Ferzli is one of the demanded dentists in and around the city of Cary North Carolina. He gives the best treatment for TMJ disorder at TMJ and Sleep Therapy Centre of Raleigh-Durham.

  • Bruxism or Teeth Grinding: If you are one who grinds your teeth in the night, then we have a custom made night guard which is made from biological plastic material for you so that it avoids you from grinding your teeth and reduces the harmful effects of tooth clenching.
  • Stress : Every individual has their own family/work pressure. Regular exercise, meditation, yoga will help in stress management and reduces the stress.
  • Poor Posture of sitting or sleeping: Your posture while sitting at the office, walking and also sleeping matters a lot. Poor postures will also affect your TMJ and you may end up with a disorder.

If the trauma is severe, then the proper medication and sometimes surgery also required in placing the TMJ in its place.

If you are facing any Earaches, then without any second thought kindly make an appointment to treat the problem at the earliest and lead a peaceful life.

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TMJ & Sleep Therapy Centre of Raleigh-Durham

  • 1150 NW Maynard Rd, Suite #140
    Cary, North Carolina 27513
  • (919) 323-4242
  • Monday: 9am – 5pm Tuesday: 9am – 6pm Wednesday: 9am – 5pm Thursday: 9am – 6pm Friday: 9am – 1pm Sat - Sun Closed We always have someone to answer the phone from 9-5pm every day
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