I have developed tinnitus starting in August. In June I lost a back tooth and a bridge that was attached to it. Then in
August the ringing started. I have always been a grinder and tooth clincher, but am working hard at trying to stop. I didn't know what was happening so saw a dentist, an MD, a ENT, a chiropractor, another E&T, a neurologist, and a second dentist. The ringing was so bad in September I was pacing the floor The second dentist made a bite plate for me and it has been less than a week, but the ringing is back to the place it was in September. I feel desperate. The only relief I get is after seeing the chiopractor, a few hours later the ringing will lessen, but never goes away. I need to have a bridge and made to replace those teeth I lost, but this dentist says I need to do a jaw adjustment first. I am concerned that he may not be getting this appliance adjusted correctly and it will made the situation worse. I had been making my own applicances from the little rubber ones you find at Wal-Mart for athlethics while I waited for my gum to heal. I was hoping to have implants done, but now I would be happy to have even a removable applicance made if this ringing would go away. I feel I can't continue to live like this and am desperate to find relief.
you will find releif---i had the same thing. mine is gone pretty much. if you need help finding a doctor to help you with this let me know. use heat on it. i noticed that when i put heat on the ear---the ringing decreased. hang in there.
I read your post. My situation is very similar to yours. I went to my ENT and he prescribed Xanax. 0.5mg twice a day but I only take it at bedtime cause it makes you sleepy. This is only a management tool. I do not intend to take these any longer than necessary. (It can cut down the tone volume by 46% as stated in a double blind study from the Tinnitus association.)
My tinnitus started after my dentist installed a 3 tooth bridge; tooth # 29, 30, 31 The bridge was a porcelain fused to metal type. Soon after that I developed a allergic reaction to the metal that was used, so I opted for a porcelain bridge. The dentist installed a pure porcelain bridge with out a core, no metal or zirconium, Why? To save him money. ! That means it is very fragile so in order to alleviate the pressure on the bridge he grinded the adjacent top upper molars. The bridge broke in six days . This was the start of my "bad bite". Because the teeth didn't mesh on that side every time I bit down the jaw would be forced back, putting pressure on the TMJ joints and giving me a high frequency Squeal in my ears!
I too didn't understand what was happening at first. Needless to say I have spoke with an attorney. I now have an appointment with a TMJ specialist (neuromuscular dentistry) on wed.
Try and find a TMJ specialist who understands this problem as I understand that malocclusion tinnitus is fixable and once treated should clear up the ringing. As I write this my ears are ringing! Adam
I have tinnitus from TMJ caused by my Dentist pounding off a cap to drill out some decay. I have a permanent clicking where the condile was knowcked out of place. This will be the end of me as there is really no way to correct that.Could use some ideas on mitigating this problem so I can live with it. Thank goodness I am in my 60 s and won t have to put up with it for too long.