While dizziness on its own is probably not a sign of TMJ, if you experience dizziness on top of other symptoms it may very well point to the disorder. TMJ disorder can cause a wide variety of symptoms, some of which you wouldn’t necessarily think to associate with a disorder of the jaw, such as:
- Ringing in the ears
- Neck and shoulder pain
Of course, jaw pain and trouble moving the jaw are also prominent symptoms of TMJ disorder. If you are experiencing a combination of these symptoms, you should visit experienced Austin TMJ dentist Dr. John Schmid for an official diagnosis.
Why Does TMJ Sometimes Cause Dizziness?
The trigeminal nerve runs through the side of the face, close to the temporomandibular joint. When the jaw becomes misaligned, the trigeminal nerve can be affected, causing headaches and ear pain. In addition, TMJ can cause inflammation of the inner ear, which leads to dizziness and balance problems.
Dr. Schmid was trained in TMJ diagnosis and treatment at the prestigious Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies. It can be difficult to diagnose TMJ disorder due to the variety of symptoms it can cause. Dr. Schmid uses sophisticated diagnostic tools along with his years of training and experience to accurately diagnose TMJ in patients.
Treatment options may include dental work, an orthotic device, or a night guard to prevent clenching of the teeth.
Schedule Your TMJ Consultation
If you have been experiencing dizziness along with other TMJ symptoms, call Dr. Schmid today at 512-329-5967 to schedule your consultation. We serve patients in Austin, Bee Cave, Lakeway, and other nearby areas of Texas.