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Could TMJ dysfuntion cause labyrinthitis? Any relationship?

7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Very common

The secret of success in treating pain and TMJ syndromes is proper diagnosis.
See an Orofacial Pain specialist for conservative and predictable treatment.

In brief: Very common

The secret of success in treating pain and TMJ syndromes is proper diagnosis.
See an Orofacial Pain specialist for conservative and predictable treatment.
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin
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Dr. David Chrisman
Dentistry - Cosmetic
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Ear symptoms are frequently reported with tmj.
There is even a ligament called the discomaliolarligament that connects the disc to the hammer of the ear. If a disc is displaced it may create ear symptoms like tinnitus, vertigo, or stuffiness of the ear which disappears with many TMJ patients who have the jaw repositioned into a correct joint position.

In brief: Yes

Ear symptoms are frequently reported with tmj.
There is even a ligament called the discomaliolarligament that connects the disc to the hammer of the ear. If a disc is displaced it may create ear symptoms like tinnitus, vertigo, or stuffiness of the ear which disappears with many TMJ patients who have the jaw repositioned into a correct joint position.
Dr. David Chrisman
Dr. David Chrisman
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Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial

In brief: No

No. TMJ dysfunction can cause imbalance but not true vertigo.
I assume your major symptom with labyrinthitis us spinning vertigo.

In brief: No

No. TMJ dysfunction can cause imbalance but not true vertigo.
I assume your major symptom with labyrinthitis us spinning vertigo.
Dr. Louis Gallia
Dr. Louis Gallia
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Dr. Gregory LaMorte
Dentistry - Periodontics

In brief: Not likely

It would be difficult to explain how your TMJ could cause an inflammation or aggravation of your inner ear.
The only things they have in common is that your ear problem could be stress related as could your TMJ and that some medications, such as aspirin, are known to possible causes of labrynthitis.

In brief: Not likely

It would be difficult to explain how your TMJ could cause an inflammation or aggravation of your inner ear.
The only things they have in common is that your ear problem could be stress related as could your TMJ and that some medications, such as aspirin, are known to possible causes of labrynthitis.
Dr. Gregory LaMorte
Dr. Gregory LaMorte
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Dr. James Plaivech
Dentistry

In brief: Not usually

Usually caused by upper respiratory and / or ear infections.
Patient with deep overbite and worn down dentition may develop tmd syndrome ( jaw popping, pain at jaw joint). Please have an occlusal exam and evaluate by your dentist.

In brief: Not usually

Usually caused by upper respiratory and / or ear infections.
Patient with deep overbite and worn down dentition may develop tmd syndrome ( jaw popping, pain at jaw joint). Please have an occlusal exam and evaluate by your dentist.
Dr. James Plaivech
Dr. James Plaivech
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