If you’re suffering from ear pain, let our team of experts get you the treatment you need.
If you’re experiencing ear pain, it may not be an ear infection or other issue with the ear itself. It could actually be a problem with the temporomandibular joint (TMJ), which connects your jaw to your skull. This joint can become strained or misaligned, leading to symptoms such as ear pain, jaw clicking or popping, headaches, and difficulty chewing. Treatment for TMJ-related ear pain often includes techniques to relieve muscle tension and decrease inflammation, such as gentle jaw exercises and relaxation techniques. In severe cases, surgery may be necessary to correct any misalignment of the joint. It’s important to address TMJ issues promptly in order to prevent chronic pain and long-term damage to the joint. So if you’re experiencing persistent ear pain, be sure to contact TMJ & Sleep Therapy Centre of Reno about the possibility of TMJ involvement.
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How Do We Treat Ear Pain?
Suffering from ear pain related to temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder can be extremely uncomfortable and even debilitating. Fortunately, there are several treatment options that can help provide relief. Physical therapy and exercises can improve jaw function and alleviate strain on the TMJ. In some cases, wearing a splint or mouth guard at night can prevent teeth clenching and reduce pressure on the joint. Medications, such as muscle relaxants and anti-inflammatories, may also be prescribed to alleviate symptoms. In rare cases, surgery may be necessary to correct any structural issues with the jaw joint. Working with a skilled dentist or TMJ specialist can help determine the best approach for managing TMJ-related ear pain.
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