Originally Posted by katalyst
Anyone have issues with TMD and unilateral ear congestion? If so, please reply.
Yes, and there are a few reasons why this could be happening.
For one, the TM joint is very close to the ear. Should a slipped disc be the case the condyle could be pressing on the ear itself blocking passages. Also, inflammation of particular muscles near the TM joint will cause the Eustachian Tube to not work which regulates air pressure and will make your head feel stuffy.
This, sadly, is the hardest part about solving TM problems. Cold compresses on the side of the face help but other than that a good TMJ doctor would address that in treatment by realigning the jaw and making the spasms stop.