Originally Posted by moniqu1
I have extreme dizziness and last year I was diagnosed with TMJ, but I never followed up with braces to straighten the jaw. All I do is wear my splint at night. I'm very dizzy (more of an off balance feeling) during the day and have pain in my upper teeth and near my temples & ears. Did her orthodontist say the dizziness could be coming from the tmj?
Thank you for your reply. No, her dentist did not suggest that TMJD is the cause of her dizziness. However, since her dizziness has been determined NOT TO BE AFFECTED BY HEAD POSITION, and since ANY JAW MOVEMENT is a major trigger for incerased DIZZINESS, we decided to try the TMJ SPLINT as the most obvious approach. Also, there is an individual on the web that has been maintaining a TMJ DIARY for the past 15 months, who had headaches, but MAJOR DIZZINESS. As most know that are suffering dizziness, it is difficult to nail down a solution, particularly if the inner ear is not thought to be the cause.