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Tinnitus is a condition marked by a persistent ringing in the ears, though symptoms can extend beyond ear ringing to include a variety of unusual sounds, such as chirping, hissing, whistling, and buzzing. While tinnitus is often nothing more than a minor annoyance, it can cause some patients to suffer a constant and extreme discomfort. If your tinnitus is caused by TMJ disorder, our dentist can help you manage your condition and relieve your symptoms.

What you may not have known is that tinnitus is a common occurrence affecting about one in five people, and even unpleasant symptoms can be treatable. Some of the causes of tinnitus is a disorder in the circulatory system, ear injury, or hearing loss caused by age. Another option that many people don’t consider is TMJ disorder, which our dentist can address.

TMJ-related tinnitus can be treated in a variety of ways, including taking an anti-inflammatory medicine for pain or being fitted with a mouth guard or oral splint to hold the jaw in a more optimal position. A surgical procedure may be required if you have an extreme case.  

Please feel free to contact Hooper Family Dentistry at 318-742-2272 today and speak with Dr. Stephen R. Hooper if you are interested in finding out more about TMD and tinnitus treatment in Bossier City, Louisiana.