Hi everyone! I was recently diagnosed with TMJ.
I kept having what I thought were ear infections for the last 2 months.
My primary care Doc gave me Augmentin once, then weeks later, Ceftin,
then a week later Z-Pak. Nice to know I didn't need these.
I went to an ENT to find out why I had these constant ear infections.
Well, I went during my ear pain and my ENT did a full exam.
My ears were clear, my Eustachian tubes totally clear.
After a full exam he gave me the diagnosis......TMJ.
My symptoms (at the worst) have been (more on the left side):
ear pain, ear clogging/pressure, headache, neck pain, jaw pain (no popping or clicking), facial pain on that side, and annoying (low) ear sounds. Not really ringing, but sounds. When I clench my teeth together it sounds louder.
I actually clench my teeth a lot in my sleep. I will be contacting my dentist for a bite block.
Will the sounds go away after my TMJ settles?
Also, I want to add that I recently had a lot of dentist work, and I think this is when it all began. I had 2 crowns put in and some fillings. This was just a few months ago, and now this.
Last edited by BazingaGirl; 01-27-2013 at 08:57 PM.
Reason: adding info