Wednesday, April 9, 2014

TMJ and Ear Pain

Some people are prone to chronic ear infection and others experience ear pain for an entirely different reason, Temporomandibular Disorder or Disfunction (TMJ or TMD). For many people, persistent ear pain can be attributed to a jaw disorder. Although this may sound counterintuitive, it is actually quite common for many people. If you are suffering from chronic ear pain, it is very important that you see a specialist to properly diagnose the cause of your ear pain. An oral surgeon, dentist, or ENT can determine if you have a bacterial infection or TMJ.

TMJ is most associated with jaw pain. Many people experience limited jaw mobility, clicking and popping sounds, or excruciating pain when speaking or moving the jaw. However, there are many people with TMJ/TMD that experience their symptoms in other ways, such as severe headaches, chronic neck pain, and ear aches.

Dr. Fariborz Farnad is a TMJ specialist with over 20 years of experience diagnosing and treating TMJ. After a thorough examination and in depth review of your health history, Dr. Farnad will give you a personalized treatment plan. Just like everyone has a unique health history and story, their TMJ experience and symptoms are different and individual.

Patients suffering with ear pain should see a specialist to determine what is causing this chronic pain. If your family doctor or internist has ruled out bacterial infection and you are still experiencing ear pain or chronic ear aches, call The TMJ Doctor to schedule a consultation. There are numerous conservative treatments that can help you live a pain free life, putting an end to the progression of TMJ.

For more information about The TMJ Doctor, visit our website at Our highly trained staff is available to answer your questions and schedule your consultation, call us at (310)276-5300.

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