Re: Why wont my ear popping get better????
The doctor is probably right - ETD/ear popping can be caused by TMJ dysfunction. It's not necessarily a bad thing, because once they diagnose you and figure out what to do to treat you (most of the time, you don't need any invasive treatment to get better) then you'll resolve your annoying ear symptoms. Your ear/eustachian tube is closely connected to your jaw joint so any problems with the joint can cause the ear to manifest weird pressure symptoms, like your ears feel stuffy, won't pop etc. Your doctor should be able to rule out allergies beforehand. It's actually a good thing that you're getting evaluated for TMJD. You're a step closer to getting it sorted out.