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Tinnitus, sore jaw from grinding all night, hearing impairment. What's wrong with me?

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Dr. David Mann
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
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In brief: 2 things wrong

You have symptoms of temporomandibular joint inflammation.
You should eat soft food that doesnt put stress on jaw joint. Dont chew gum, dont chew ice, etc. Anti-inflammatiory meds klike Aleve (naproxen) help. Heat helps. See your dentist. Often a splint can be made to prevent grinding. Hearing loss is likely unrelated. You need to be seen by ENT for hearing test and evaluation.

In brief: 2 things wrong

You have symptoms of temporomandibular joint inflammation.
You should eat soft food that doesnt put stress on jaw joint. Dont chew gum, dont chew ice, etc. Anti-inflammatiory meds klike Aleve (naproxen) help. Heat helps. See your dentist. Often a splint can be made to prevent grinding. Hearing loss is likely unrelated. You need to be seen by ENT for hearing test and evaluation.
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