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    Understanding TMJ-Related Tinnitus

    At the TMJ & Sleep Therapy Centre of the Greater Toronto Area, we specialize in diagnosing and treating TMJ disorders and related symptoms, including tinnitus. Our team of experts utilizes state-of-the-art diagnostic tools and a multidisciplinary approach to ensure a thorough evaluation and accurate diagnosis.

    What is Tinnitus?

    Tinnitus, commonly referred to as “ringing in the ears,” is the perception of sound when no external sound is present. It can manifest as ringing, buzzing, hissing, or clicking noises that vary in pitch and intensity. While it is not a condition itself, tinnitus is a symptom that can be associated with various underlying health issues, including TMJ (temporomandibular joint) disorders.

    The Tinnitus and TMJ Connection

    The temporomandibular joint, located just in front of the ear, connects the jawbone to the skull and plays a crucial role in chewing, speaking, and yawning. When this joint is misaligned or stressed, it can lead to a range of symptoms, including tinnitus. The proximity of the TMJ to the ear means that dysfunction in this joint can directly impact the auditory system, causing or exacerbating tinnitus symptoms.

    Symptoms of Tinnitus Related to TMJ

    • Ringing, buzzing, or hissing sounds: These noises can vary in pitch and may be continuous or intermittent.
    • Ear pain or discomfort: This can be a result of TMJ dysfunction causing pressure on the ear structures.
    • Jaw pain or clicking: Discomfort in the jaw or a clicking sound when opening and closing the mouth.
    • Headaches and migraines: Chronic headaches can be associated with TMJ disorders, which in turn can influence tinnitus.
    • Difficulty chewing or opening the mouth fully: TMJ issues can lead to limited jaw movement, further stressing the ear and jaw area.

    Why Choose Us For Tinnitus Treatment?

    We understand that every patient is unique, and so is their condition. Our personalized treatment plans are designed to address the specific needs and symptoms of each patient. Whether it’s through orthodontic treatments, physical therapy, or other therapeutic interventions, we aim to alleviate your symptoms and improve your overall quality of life.

    Our centre is equipped with the latest technology and treatment methods to provide effective relief from TMJ disorders and tinnitus. We believe in treating the whole person, not just the symptoms. Our compassionate team is dedicated to providing a supportive and understanding environment where you can feel comfortable and confident in your care.

    If you are experiencing tinnitus and suspect it may be related to TMJ disorder, don’t wait to seek help. Contact us today to schedule a consultation. Let us help you on your journey to a pain-free and restful life.

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    Julia Daley

    5.0 ★★★★★

    Dr. Goodfellow helped me immensely with all of my TMJ and sleep problems. He always explained every part of my treatment in detail so we were always at the same level of understanding. His staff was extremely kind and always accommodating of my needs. One of the best clinics and most pleasant experiences I have had when getting a medical treatment!


    5.0 ★★★★★

    If you have TMJ issues and headaches, go to Dr Goodfellow! I have suffered from migraines, jaw locking and clicking, aches, etc; after my treatment with Dr Goodfellow and his team, my jaw doesn’t lock and click anymore and I can open my mouth wide again with no pain! My headaches have decreased too. very happy, thank you 🙂

    Angela Di Benedetto

    5.0 ★★★★★

    I’ve suffered so long with headaches, jaw pain, tinnitus and severe fatigue and was so great full to have meet Dr. Goodfellow and his amazing staff, they are beyond knowledgeable and I finally no longer suffer with pain.