Meniere’s Disease

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    Meniere’s Disease & TMJ: Understanding the Connection

    At TMJ & Sleep Therapy Centre of Montana, we specialize in providing comprehensive care for temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders and related conditions. One such condition that often intersects with TMJ issues is Meniere’s Disease.

    What is Meniere’s Disease?

    Meniere’s Disease is a chronic disorder of the inner ear that affects balance and hearing. It’s characterized by episodes of vertigo, fluctuating hearing loss, tinnitus (ringing in the ears), and a feeling of fullness or pressure in the ear. These symptoms can vary in intensity and duration, often causing significant discomfort and disruption to daily life.

    The Connection to TMJ Dysfunction

    Recent research has highlighted a significant association between Meniere’s Disease and TMJ dysfunction. The temporomandibular joint connects the jawbone to the skull and plays a crucial role in various functions, including chewing, speaking, and swallowing. Dysfunction in this joint can lead to a range of symptoms, including jaw pain, headaches, neck pain, and even ear symptoms like tinnitus and dizziness—similar to those experienced in Meniere’s Disease.

    Symptoms of Meniere’s Disease

    • Vertigo: Episodes of dizziness or spinning sensations.
    • Fluctuating hearing loss: Partial or complete hearing loss that comes and goes.
    • Tinnitus: Ringing, buzzing, or roaring sounds in the ears.
    • Ear fullness: Sensation of pressure or fullness in the affected ear.
    • Nausea and vomiting: Often accompanying vertigo attacks.

    Why Choose Us for Your TMJ Treatments?

    We take a comprehensive approach to treatment, addressing not just the symptoms but also the underlying causes of TMJ dysfunction and related disorders like Meniere’s Disease.

     Our practitioners have extensive experience in treating TMJ disorders and are dedicated to helping patients achieve long-term relief and improved quality of life.  We prioritize personalized, patient-centered care, taking the time to understand each individual’s unique needs and concerns to develop tailored treatment plans.

    Don’t let Meniere’s Disease or TMJ dysfunction hold you back from enjoying life to the fullest. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and take the first step towards lasting relief and improved well-being.

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    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 .