TMJ disorder can cause quite a few symptoms – some that you’d never even think were connected to this common condition.

Clogging of Eustachian tubes is an unpleasant sensation.

Those with a diagnosed temporomandibular joint disorder may wonder if there’s some kind of cause and effect. 

“TMJ disorders do not clog Eustachian tubes,” says Brijesh Chandwani, DMD, BDS, Diplomate, American Board of Orofacial Pain, with Connecticut & NY TMJ.

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“While some papers discuss the possibility of clogged Eustachian tubes due to TMJ disorders, there is no scientific study showing that TMD causes physical drainage.”

Dr. Chandwani has 10+ years of experience focusing on TMJ disorders and sleep disorders.
Lorra Garrick has been covering medical, fitness and cybersecurity topics for many years, having written thousands of articles for print magazines and websites, including as a ghostwriter. She’s also a former ACE-certified personal trainer.


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