#1 03-12-2007 19:54:45

kenji
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wisdom teeth

Now i have another problem the wisdom teeth is coming up.

I actually had one pulled out but i have 3 others 1 of which is starting to hurt.

if i have it pulled out the process could well make my tinnitus worse.

What shall i do?

It may well need to be pulled out some time soon. But i only got the tinnitus recently so its a dilema.

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#2 04-12-2007 18:11:48

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Re: wisdom teeth

It shouldn't be a problem.
Quite a few people have asked me regarding dental treatments before (where I have answered the same), and nobody has ever complained afterwards about any increased problems.

In the early phase of my tinnitus (after a couple of months) I had actually quite a drastic improvement of my condition following a dental appointment (where they fixed a hole). At first I thought this was due to the treatment itself, but later it occurred to me that this was most likely due to the painkillers I took both before and after the appointment because I wanted to suppress any adverse effect of the drilling noise on my tinnitus (I had discovered the calming effect of painkillers just a few weeks earlier). On this day, my tinnitus changed drastically from a piercing high pitched tone apparently in the middle of my head to a much more bearable hissing noise in both ears (which since then has slowly but constantly decreased in intensity and is now barely noticeable).

I also had one or two dental treatments (although no teeth pulled) afterwards without any precautions, and there was no effect at all on the tinnitus on those occasions.

Thomas

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#3 05-12-2007 14:29:43

kenji
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Re: wisdom teeth

Are you able to manipluate your tinnitus sound and to what degree by applying external force to the jaw, head etc?

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#4 05-12-2007 19:20:14

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Re: wisdom teeth

Only the loudness seems to change slightly if I move my jaw. This is not surprising however given the fact that the jaw and the ear are mechanically connected, and the latter is chemically/electrically connected to the brain. So practically everybody suffering from tinnitus will experience this.

Thomas

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#5 03-02-2013 02:02:23

Alena
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Re: wisdom teeth

" Only the loudness seems to change slightly if I move my jaw. This is not surprising however given the fact that the jaw and the ear are mechanically connected, and the latter is chemically/electrically connected to the brain. So practically everybody suffering from tinnitus will experience this. "

Thomas, this jaw movement doesn't appear to impact on my high-pitch tinnitus at all.  It still sounds consistently the same, in the middle of my head.

Is it because I've had it only a few days?

btw, do you advise egg plugs during dental treatment to drown out the drilling sound?

I am due for either a root canal or implants. 
I've heard of cases where they claim their tinnitus is due to tilting the head and neck at an angle which induce it.

Any thoughts on this, appreciated.

In the case of anxiety-induced tinnitus, isn't it prudent to postpone any stress-causing dental appointments to till the nerves have a chance to 'strengthen' up?

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#6 03-02-2013 17:53:05

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Re: wisdom teeth

Alena wrote:

" Only the loudness seems to change slightly if I move my jaw. This is not surprising however given the fact that the jaw and the ear are mechanically connected, and the latter is chemically/electrically connected to the brain. So practically everybody suffering from tinnitus will experience this. "

Thomas, this jaw movement doesn't appear to impact on my high-pitch tinnitus at all.  It still sounds consistently the same, in the middle of my head.

Is it because I've had it only a few days?

Don't worry about these details like variation with jaw movement. It may be less for you than for others, but it is not important.

Alena wrote:

btw, do you advise egg plugs during dental treatment to drown out the drilling sound?

I am due for either a root canal or implants. 
I've heard of cases where they claim their tinnitus is due to tilting the head and neck at an angle which induce it.

Any thoughts on this, appreciated.

In the case of anxiety-induced tinnitus, isn't it prudent to postpone any stress-causing dental appointments to till the nerves have a chance to 'strengthen' up?

Do you mean 'ear plugs'? You could use them, but most of the noise would probably be transmitted through the bones anyway. Still, I wouldn't expect much of an aggravation. If there is one, it will also calm down again (for me it always calmed down straight away of I took a painkiller).

I wouldn't postpone the treatment as dental problems could have something to do with your tinnitus as well.

Thomas

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