Tinnitus – That annoying buzzing or ringing in your ears.
There are many causes of Tinnitus . The most common form is “Subjective Tinnitus” or the kind that only you can hear . Tinnitus is a symptom of some other underlying issue and should be checked by your M.D. or an ENT . In many cases , inflammation or muscle tension can be a cause .
- TMJ disorders. Problems with the temporomandibular joint, the joint on each side of your head in front of your ears, where your lower jawbone meets your skull, can cause tinnitus.
Muscle spasms in the inner ear. Muscles in the inner ear can tense up (spasm), which can result in tinnitus, hearing loss and a feeling of fullness in the ear. This sometimes happens for no explainable reason, but can also be caused by neurologic diseases, including multiple sclerosis.
Head injuries or neck injuries. Head or neck trauma can affect the inner ear, hearing nerves or brain function linked to hearing. Such injuries generally cause tinnitus in only one ear.
Dr.Shiffman has been using low level lasers for Tinnitus , TMJ and Facial pain for many years with a high success rate . Every patient situation is unique and we have to evaluate and prepare an individual treatment plan for each patient . Low Level Laser Therapy of “Phobiomodulation” uses gentle laser light energy to stimulate healing on the cellular level and reduce inflammation that may be a cause of your tinnitus . If it is related to TMJ an oral appliance may be indicated in conjunction with laser therapy . As with all health care , multiple therapeutic treatments may be necessary with follow ups as needed. Call us today to see how Dr.Harvey Shiffman and his Boynton Laser Dental Center (located conveniently to Palm Beach, Delray Beach, Boynton Beach and Wellington ) can help you with all of your dental needs .