Ear Pain

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    Overcoming TMJ Ear Pain

    At TMJ & Sleep Therapy Centre of Montana, we understand the debilitating effects of ear pain associated with temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders. Ear pain can significantly impact your quality of life, making everyday activities difficult and uncomfortable. Our specialized team is dedicated to providing comprehensive care to alleviate your symptoms and restore your well-being.

    What is TMJ-related Ear Pain?

    TMJ-related ear pain occurs when dysfunction or misalignment of the temporomandibular joint causes referred pain in the ears. The temporomandibular joint connects your jawbone to your skull, and any disruption in its function can lead to various symptoms, including ear pain.

    Symptoms can include:

    • Sharp or Dull Aches: Persistent or intermittent pain in one or both ears.
    • Tenderness: Sensitivity to touch around the ear area.
    • Ear Fullness: Feeling of pressure or fullness in the ears.
    • Tinnitus: Ringing, buzzing, or other noises in the ears without an external source.
    • Headaches: Frequent headaches, particularly around the temples or behind the eyes.
    • Difficulty Chewing: Pain or discomfort while chewing or talking.
    • Jaw Clicking or Popping: Audible sounds when moving the jaw, often accompanied by discomfort.

    How Our Services Can Help

    At TMJ & Sleep Therapy Centre of Montana, our approach to treating TMJ-related ear pain is holistic and patient-centred. We offer personalized treatment plans tailored to address the root cause of your symptoms, aiming for long-term relief and improved function. We do this with:

    • Comprehensive Evaluation: Our experienced team will conduct a thorough assessment to understand your unique condition, including a review of your medical history and diagnostic imaging if necessary.
    • Customized Therapy: We utilize advanced techniques such as oral appliance therapy, physical therapy, and lifestyle modifications to alleviate TMJ-related ear pain and restore optimal jaw function.
    • Patient Education: We believe in empowering our patients with knowledge about their condition and self-care techniques to manage symptoms effectively between appointments.
    • Collaborative Care: We work closely with other healthcare professionals, including dentists, ENT specialists, and physical therapists, to ensure a multidisciplinary approach to your treatment for comprehensive care.
    • Ongoing Support: Your journey to recovery doesn’t end with treatment. We provide ongoing support and follow-up care to monitor your progress and adjust your treatment plan as needed.

    Don’t let TMJ-related ear pain hold you back from enjoying life to the fullest. Contact the TMJ & Sleep Therapy Centre of Montana today to schedule a consultation and take the first step towards relief and improved quality of life.

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    about the TMJ & Sleep Therapy Centre of Montana

    Rae Tcherneshoff
    Rae Tcherneshoff
    2020-11-19
    My treatment has been nothing short of life changing. I have struggled with TMJ issues for about 10 years and it got much worse in the last year. After treatment here, I can now chew on both sides of my mouth, open my jaw all the way, no more clicking or popping, and finally no pain or ringing ears. I was skeptical at first, but Dr. VanDkye REALLY knows what she’s talking about and all the women in the office are so helpful!
    Josie Gordon
    Josie Gordon
    2019-08-25
    Dr VanDyke is so knowledgeable and well educated in Sleep Disorders. She is a wonderful, caring, compassionate person. The staff is so friendly and nice that I look forward to going to the office! They are an incredible group of women😇☀️😃
    Cheri Waring
    Cheri Waring
    2019-07-19
    I started with TMJ &Sleep Therapy Center in June this year. I was grinding teeth with mouth pieces made at the dentist offices that didn't help with my other issues. HEADACHES, not sleeping, jaw popping, pain in right ear, sinus issues. I was hoping only for help with headaches and sleep, and grinding. I recieved my more than ever expected. I sleep through the night, headache free, popping gone. Mouth pieces are so different than others I have had made. They truly gave me my life back. Thank you!
    Norman G.
    Norman G.
    2019-07-11
    The staff is wonderful, and so knowledgeable. My wife had been suffering for a long time with jaw pain, none of the medical doctors were able to help her. Finally, after treatment she has had no more pain and life is good!
    Lenora Snider
    Lenora Snider
    2019-06-12
    Very helpful, knowledgeable, friendly. Made sure you understand everything that you have discussed .