#1 31-10-2012 12:03:54

welshtaffy
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tinnitus - tooth implant!

Hi, This is my first message, In March this year (2012) I received two tooth implants on the upper left side of my mouth.Three weeks later my Tinnitus began and also on that same side.Since that time, it has been constant.
Although my dentist (in Spain) is a very good dentist, he does not accept that Tinnitus can come from an implanted tooth! My dentist in Germany does believes it has come from the implants.
Since then I have tried what I consider everything possible to alleviate this constant noise, but without success.Someone told me a tooth implants can course an infection which in turn can possibly bring Tinnitus on.
What I find interesting is that when I sleep with my head on my left side, the noise almost disappears!
There are many of you out there with a much worse Tinnitus problem.i.e load clear tone/deep growl etc etc. My noise is a high shhhh which constantly changes frequency but usually ends up as it started.
Does anyone out there also believe Tinnitus can come from a tooth implant?
I am a composer and now find it becoming quite difficult to mix  my stereo music onto a master.

My very best wishes to you all.

Welshtaffy

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#2 31-10-2012 17:30:15

RobWertanek
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Re: tinnitus - tooth implant!

Maybe there is something wrong with your spinal column? My doctor sent me to a specialist for orthopedia because he believed that my spinal column was not "straight". Can understand what i mean with that?


Live long an prosper :-)

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#3 31-10-2012 17:54:25

welshtaffy
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Re: tinnitus - tooth implant!

Hello to you,

Thank you for your post.I find that very interesting although I doubt whether my Tinnitus has anything to do with the spine, I did have some back problems years ago and was told my spinal column, which should be somewhat curved,was very straight and could cause future problems. Since then,two years ago I suffered a slip disk and must now always be very careful when it comes to lifting things!I would never have thought of this connection but who knows?

Thanks for your interest,I appreciate it.

Regards,

Welshtaffy

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#4 04-11-2012 17:05:31

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Re: tinnitus - tooth implant!

Hi welshtaffy,

Welcome to the forum.

I think an infection would have resulted in considerable pain, and maybe shown up on X-rays as well. It is more likely due to the medication you received afterwards to prevent the normal post-operative pain or other complications. Or it may have been brought on just by the stress associated with the whole procedure. It is not really possible to prove though in retrospect. It may as well have nothing to do with it at all and just be a coincidence that it occurred a few weeks weeks after the implant.

Thomas

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#5 05-11-2012 09:28:30

welshtaffy
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Re: tinnitus - tooth implant!

Hello Thomas,

Thank you for this message.You are of course quite right by pointing out there is absolutely no proof of any connection regarding a tooth implant and Tinnitus.It could be a coincidence, but a good friend of mine who has his own tooth laboratory in Berlin does believe my Tinnitus comes directly from the implant.He did explain as to how it could happen. Also my dentist here in Germany believes the same.We found out the two implants (upper left) did not have a good connection to the lower teeth and so all pressure was put upon the right side of my mouth.I do wonder if this imbalance could be the reason for the Tinnitus as it took just three weeks after the implant surgery before this noise began? My dentist measured my teeth and has given me a plastic mouth brace which I have now worn since two months but as yet.having made no difference.
We´ll probably never know for sure what causes Tinnitus,although I do suffere quite a lot from STRESS!

Best to you,

Welshtaffy

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#6 19-12-2012 02:58:58

Nataliya
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Hi everybody,

I am just surfing Internet to find anything what would help me to get where I was before my treatment. My tooth was pulled off in March this year and the oral and maxillofacial surgeon talked me into an implant. I got one and in two weeks I noticed the ringing noise in my ear. I came back and he said that it is TMJ and not related to the implant.
The ringing started exactly after I got a tooth implant. I am thinking if I got pulled off that implant , would it help?  Soon one year will be gone and I am still with the same problem.
I would appreciate any advice or suggestions. Thanks.
nngo20052005@hotmail.com

Natalie

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#7 21-12-2012 11:11:28

Thomas
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Hi Natalie,

Welcome to the forum.

As I mentioned above, it is quite possible that it may not be directly caused by the implant, but for instance by the medication that you were surely given after the surgery. The problem with tinnitus is that it often persists even after the initial cause is removed. This is is because tinnitus is a kind of feedback mechanism of your nervous system that tends to maintain itself once it has established itself. So even if the implant as such was responsible, removing it is unlikely to make a difference. You may just have to wait until the nervous system gradually settles back into the normal state again. This can take a long time though, but you can assist the recovery by for instance avoiding anything that unnecessarily agitated you nervous system like caffeine, alcohol, stress etc. You nay also want to try if, like for me, taking a few painkillers (Paracetamol (Tylenol) or Aspirin) for a couple of days can bring an improvement.

Thomas

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#8 22-12-2012 18:32:34

Nataliya
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Hi Thomas,

Thank you for getting back to me.
I was under significant amount of stress while I was receiving that implant.
On the scale of 1 to 10 of being the most noisy, I would say It is 3 right after one year gone but still exist. I might have to wait until the nervous system gradually settles back into the  normal stage again.

I got the second opinion from the oral and maxilfacial surgeon and he mentioned that the pulsation in my ear still can persist even I got the implant removed. It turned out that it was easy to get but it is difficult to get rid of it.
I have like a pulsation in my ear without any pain or noise so I am thinking to check out my blood pressure around the ear. I don't really know  but the implant might have  increased the pressure... 

Nataliya

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#9 22-12-2012 19:01:48

Nataliya
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In addition, what I just said my dentist mentioned that it is TMG and I have to learn to "live with that". If I would have TMG, I would suffer from significant amount of pain. In the beginning, he talked me into getting an implant and assured that it is a piece of cake for him because I am in excellent physical condition but after that everything changed. In Canada, the dentistry is the huge business producing an enormous income for dentists ! and if something went wrong, nobody will protect you including dental associations who are interested simply  in getting fee from dentists every year.

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#10 28-12-2012 10:49:57

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Nataliya,

If you have pulsatile tinnitus, then this is quite different from normal tinnitus, in as far as it may be an actual objective noise (so not a nervous one) produced by the blood flow near your ear or in your neck. TMJ could be a cause, but surgery could cause it as well (I just had recently somebody in the German section of this forum who developed pulsatile tinnitus after surgery to her thyroid gland).

See these links for more information:

http://www.tinnitus.org.uk/pulsatile-tinnitus
http://whooshers.com/aboutwhooshers.html

This can only be diagnosed by examining CT or MRI scans though, and you may have to 'shop around' to find an ENT specialist who is sufficiently familiar with it to do this (see http://tinnitussupport92262.yuku.com/to … N1xtndYqu8 ). There is then the possibility to surgically correct the abnormal blood vessel.

If it is due to TMJ, then it could probably even be corrected by the dentist or a chiropractor (see http://ehealthforum.com/health/pulsatil … z2GLCc0lGf ; MamboGirl gives even the name of a chiropractor in Canada who cured her tinnitus).

So by no means do you have to 'live with that'. It may take time time to figure out what is going on and to take appropriate measures, but eventually it should improve if not disappear.

Thomas

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