Could My Braces Have Caused My Tinnitus?

Discussion in 'Support' started by Tom J, Apr 3, 2016.

    1. Tom J

      Tom J Member

      Mission Viejo CA
      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Pepcid, carafate medication reaction?
      I wore braces on my teeth for almost one year and then developed vertigo, then tinnitus.
    2. Hariz Nonis

      Hariz Nonis Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      I don't see how braces could have been the cause... Does it affect the nerves in your jaw or gums?
    3. billie48

      billie48 Member Benefactor Ambassador Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      not sure
      Welcome to the forum. Vertigo and tinnitus may mean Meniere's. Have you got the doctor or ENT to check this out? @glynis may be able to help advise you if you have that. I am not aware that braces can cause T, unless the braces are so uncomfortable that it causes muscle tension around the neck, in which case it may cause somatic tinnitus. Anyway, you may want to try masking if T bothers you. All the best. God bless.
    4. glynis

      glynis Member Benefactor Ambassador Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Meniere's Disease
      Hi @Tom J,
      Braces won't cause tinnitus as no change to your jaw joint has taken place or your back teeth.

      Dizziness with tinnitus can happen if it's sever or have tiinnitus in your head but vertigo with spinning sensation can be a early sign of Menieres but only tests and time will show if it is.
      You can take Buccastem or Betahistine or Proclorperazine for vertigo and like myself I have to take two of them together but they do help me so much.
      You need to be seen by ENT to get a diagnosis if the vertigo is problematic and keeps happening.
      Good luck with your braces.
      My son has just had is off now and has a lovely smile.....lots of love glynis

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