Can TMJ flare up cause dizziness?

When something goes wrong with your TMJ, you may experience some painful or uncomfortable symptoms. Dizziness is one symptom of temporomandibular dysfunction (TMD) in the joint or surrounding area that can cause concern.

What does dizziness from TMJ feel like?

It can be a feeling of lightheadedness, imbalance, nausea, spinning, or faintness. Many times the challenge is in describing the sensation. Having said this, dizziness with TMJ disorders is usually more of a balance issue rather than lightheadedness.

How can I stop dizziness with TMJ?

Treatments for TMJ and Vertigo

  1. Eat only soft foods.
  2. Apply ice packs to your jaw to reduce inflammation.
  3. Get pain and inflammation relief with over-the-counter medications.
  4. Avoid extreme jaw movements, such as singing, yelling, laughing big, yawning big, or chewing gum.

Can TMJ vertigo be cured?

The middle ear contains the vestibular nerve and other important parts that are responsible for maintaining the body’s sense of balance. This situation is treatable and the symptoms can be reversed in the care of a dentist with experience treating TMJ.

How does TMJ affect entire body?

An imbalance in your temporomandibular joint can cause headaches, dizziness, nausea, teeth grinding, limited jaw movement, muscle soreness and can change the alignment of your jaw. When your jaw alignment is off, the effects ripple through your entire body.

Can TMJ cause head pressure?

The body sends more blood to the areas and this can result an increase in general blood pressure to the muscles and head, sometimes referred to as vascular headaches. Clenching and grinding the teeth, which are both TMJ symptoms, produce pain from the muscles in the head, resulting in a headache.

What kind of doctor do you see for TMJ?

Your doctor may refer you to an oral and maxillofacial specialist, an otolaryngologist (also called an ear, nose, and throat doctor or ENT specialist), or a dentist specializing in jaw disorders (prosthodontist, also called a prosthetic dentist) for further treatment.

Can TMJ cause neurological problems?

As it courses posteriorly to the condylar head of the TMJ, compression, injury or irritation of the AT nerve can lead to significant neurologic and neuro-muscular disorders, including Tourette’s syndrome,Torticolli, gait or balance disorders and Parkinson’s disease.

Can TMJ cause neurological issues?

Can TMJ affect your nerves?

The concern with untreated TMJ disorders is that it can lead to damaged nerves, tendons, muscles, and cartilage, as well as permanent dislocation. As neuromuscular dentists in Pittsburgh, we aim to diagnose TMJ disorders and recommend effective treatments to reduce further damage.