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Did you know that the ringing in your ear is actually a condition known as tinnitus? Tinnitus is not limited to just a ringing noise—in fact, tinnitus can also include buzzing, chirping, hissing, whistling, or virtually any unusual sound. For some, tinnitus can seem like a minor annoyance. Unfortunately, for others, tinnitus can be a nearly constant condition, leading to extreme discomfort.

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.  

If you have TMJD or are worried that you might, our dentist, Dr. Kevin Oakes can help. If you’re interested in learning more about TMJD, tinnitus, or in scheduling an appointment with our team, we invite you to contact Dental Arts of Frederick by calling 301-663-5552. We’ll be happy to address any questions you may have. We’re excited to hear from you soon!