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How can I curb dizziness from tmj?
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Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
2 doctors agree
In brief: A few things
If the dizziness is related to TMJ: Self treat with soft diet, jaw exercises, massage, heat/cold, OTC pain meds.
A splint or physical therapy would be next. Occasionally muscle relaxants, biofeedback. Xrays are done for diagnosis. Surgery usually reserved for serious symptoms not responsive to other treatments.

In brief: A few things
If the dizziness is related to TMJ: Self treat with soft diet, jaw exercises, massage, heat/cold, OTC pain meds.
A splint or physical therapy would be next. Occasionally muscle relaxants, biofeedback. Xrays are done for diagnosis. Surgery usually reserved for serious symptoms not responsive to other treatments.
Dr. Louis Gallia
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Dr. David Mann
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
2 doctors agree
In brief: Vestibulitis
Treatment for chronic vestibular problems is mainly physical therapy.
If imbalanced, consider using a cane or walking stick. Sometimes medications will improve symptoms. Low dose diazepam (valium) seems to work the best. This tends to work better than Meclizine (antivert). This problem should be followed by an ent.

In brief: Vestibulitis
Treatment for chronic vestibular problems is mainly physical therapy.
If imbalanced, consider using a cane or walking stick. Sometimes medications will improve symptoms. Low dose diazepam (valium) seems to work the best. This tends to work better than Meclizine (antivert). This problem should be followed by an ent.
Dr. David Mann
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Dr. David Astrachan
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
2 doctors agree
In brief: Jaw precautions
Soft diet, antiinflammatories, ice 20 min 3 to 4 times a day, see your dentist for an nti mouth guard.
You might also need medication. On occasion physical therapy can also help.

In brief: Jaw precautions
Soft diet, antiinflammatories, ice 20 min 3 to 4 times a day, see your dentist for an nti mouth guard.
You might also need medication. On occasion physical therapy can also help.
Dr. David Astrachan
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Dr. David Astrachan
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Control the symptoms
With respect to other colleagues I do believe strongly that issues with the jaw can lead to dizziness.
The muscles that move the jaw have two small cousins that live in the middle ear. These muscles are there to protect the ear against loud sounds. Sometimes these muscles can tighten when they shouldn't and this can cause eat symptoms such as vertigo, ear fullness and hearing change.

In brief: Control the symptoms
With respect to other colleagues I do believe strongly that issues with the jaw can lead to dizziness.
The muscles that move the jaw have two small cousins that live in the middle ear. These muscles are there to protect the ear against loud sounds. Sometimes these muscles can tighten when they shouldn't and this can cause eat symptoms such as vertigo, ear fullness and hearing change.
Dr. David Astrachan
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Dr. David Mann
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
1 doctor agrees
In brief: TMJ
Tmj problems dont cause dizziness.
They can cause jaw or ear pain.

In brief: TMJ
Tmj problems dont cause dizziness.
They can cause jaw or ear pain.
Dr. David Mann
Dr. David Mann
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Dr. Edmund Lipskis
TM Joint inflammation CAN cause dizziness through a process called effusion of the inflammation within the joint, through a channel in the bone behind the TMJ called the petrotympanic fissure. There are ligament fibers that run from the TMJ disc posteriorly into the middle ear through this fissure, and the inflammation from the jaw joint capsule can spread to the middle ear and cause pressure there. Frequent symptoms are dizziness and Tinnitus.
In brief: ENT
I would see an ENT doctor. Normally dizziness is not typically a symptom of tmj/tmd.
Could be an inner ear issue or some other ailment. I am not ruling out tmd, but would exhaust other avenues first.

In brief: ENT
I would see an ENT doctor. Normally dizziness is not typically a symptom of tmj/tmd.
Could be an inner ear issue or some other ailment. I am not ruling out tmd, but would exhaust other avenues first.
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
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