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TMJ Disorder

By: Kelly Warf, Au.D.
Sanjeev Balamohan, M.D.

Could my ear pain be caused by my jaw? The temporomandibular joint connects the jawbone to the skull. Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ disorder) can be caused by genetics, injury to the jaw, or arthritis.

Patients often report the following:

  • Jaw pain or tenderness
  • Facial pain or ache
  • Difficulty chewing
  • Ear pain, ache, or fullness

Though TMJ issues are sometimes best taken care of by a dentist or oral surgeon, our ENT physicians can check for this and rule out other disorders as well as suggest treatment strategies. Our Audiologist can perform a hearing test and check for ear pressure.

If you are experiencing any of the symptoms described above, please schedule an appointment with us today so we can determine the underlying cause and create a treatment plan. Schedule your appointment at the Ear, Nose, and Throat Center today. Call 847-685-1000

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