Eustation Tube

  1. 9 years ago

    Can TMJ cause my eustaion tube to become blocked? Just behind my jaw under my ear is an area that becomes inflamed and then my ears feel blocked. I am constantly trying to pop my ears to relieve the pressure. Drives me nuts and I feel severe anxiety. Is there a remedy to have my TMJ treated to keep this from happening again?

  2. Doc Kelley

    Sep 2008 Administrator

    Hello Norman,

    Yes TMJ can be a causative factor in eustachian tube problems.

    Yes, there is a remedy. Call dentists in your area to find which one specializes, or works frequently, with TMJ problems. Very likely, he or she will make a "bite plate" for you. Sometimes, these are worn just at night. Other times, they may need to be worn more often. Either way, you need professional help to properly diagnose and correct TMJ dysfunction.

    Best of Health,

    Doc Kelley

  3. 8 years ago

    Seems the area under the eustachian tube is affected and swells causing the eustachian blockage. What is the area just behind the jaw that can cause this unusual swelling?

  4. Doc Kelley

    Aug 2009 Administrator

    Hello Norman,

    I'm not exactly sure what information you are seeking.

    Do you want to know the anatomical structures in the mouth, throat, neck and head behind the jaw? Do you want to know how the jaw can affect the eustachian tube?

    Please clarify.

    Best of Health,

    Doc Kelley

  5. 7 years ago

    Yes, what would cause the swelling just under jaw to block the eustation tube?

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