Dental/Root Canal

Discussion in 'Support' started by tinnitussufferer, Dec 23, 2014.

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    1. tinnitussufferer
      Angry

      tinnitussufferer Member

      Location:
      UK
      Tinnitus Since:
      1/2004
      i am going to need to have root canal treatment done i have been told.

      has anyone had any experience?

      is the drilling noise loud?
      how can i avoid the noise to prevent any worsening of my tinnitus?
       
    2. Carlos1

      Carlos1 Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Boston
      Tinnitus Since:
      08/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Root Canal
      Hi there if your tinnitus isn't tmj related then I think you'll be fine the drill isn't that loud.....My T started right after a root canal cuz they had my mouth open too long and did something to the tmj joint I since had surgery but T remains there.....you'll be ok take couple minute breaks if you need it
       
    3. tinnitussufferer
      Angry

      tinnitussufferer Member

      Location:
      UK
      Tinnitus Since:
      1/2004
      would earplugs reduce the noise or only make it worse?
       
    4. Leah

      Leah Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Chardon, Ohio USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      2007
      Earplugs and a few breaks and you will be fine. Carlos1 is right not much drilling for root canal. I had a crown prep that was loud from the internal vibration.
      You can try the plugs and then without to see which one works better.
      Good luck and keep us posted.
       
    5. tinnitussufferer
      Angry

      tinnitussufferer Member

      Location:
      UK
      Tinnitus Since:
      1/2004
      do they normally give you breaks? how can you close your mouth? they put a sheet in your mouth to stop the chemicals going into your mouth
       
    6. Leah

      Leah Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Chardon, Ohio USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      2007
      I explained to my dentist that I would need to relax my jaw.
      It is a good idea to tell ahead of time to avoid a scheduling issue for the dentist. I was able to relax my mouth several times. Went very quickly with the new dental equipment. I saw root canal specialist.
       
    7. bhavneet singh

      bhavneet singh Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      unknown
      I certainly feel its linked to the RCT, however it seems to depend on how expert your surgeon is, how much time it took and how much jaw opening was requested. On my first Third Molar Extraction (and RCT of 2nd Molar) on the left side which was about 6 years ago, I had no issues but after the right sight Third Molar extraction and RCT , about 4 years ago the surgeon was less experienced, it was prolonged over 2 hours of jaw stretched and traumatic too. And about 6 months from then I had Tinnitus. The T is noticably higher in my right ear. An extra jaw opening escalates the pitch of noise. It has some direct relation to jaw opening and jaw bones.
      Researchers please contact me if you need any further info.
       
    8. stophiss

      stophiss Member

      Location:
      Florida
      Tinnitus Since:
      April 2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      too full a life
      What is RCT? During the course of your no.3 molar extraction, did your oral surgeon damage the inferior alveolar nerve?
       
    9. Carlos1

      Carlos1 Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Boston
      Tinnitus Since:
      08/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Root Canal
      O root canal is what gave me my T ......Take breaks tell the dentist you need to relax your jaw/mouth every 15 mins or so.
       
    10. Jacob83

      Jacob83 Member

      Location:
      Wisconsin
      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2000
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      loud headphones
      I had my second treatment for a root canal yesterday and it was fine. The drilling isn't loud, it's the suction hose that's the loudest.
       
    11. Devjt2

      Devjt2 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      09/16
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud Concert
      Hi,
      I had two cavities filled the on Wednesday and I was anxious about the drilling. I took earplugs with me, but ended up taking them out. I didn't find the drilling had any effect on my T.

      After the procedure I had a lower T day. Hooray! Does anyone think that the anesthetic (lidocaine) has some effect on Tinnitus?
       
    12. GregCA
      Crappy

      GregCA Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Otosclerosis
      Yes, it's known.
      There are some clinical trials about lidocaine patches.
       
    13. Jacob83

      Jacob83 Member

      Location:
      Wisconsin
      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2000
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      loud headphones
      I've had 3 dentist appointments in the past month. One for a filling and two for a root canal. The first time two times, my tinnitus drastically reduced in volume and my tinnitus doesn't really vary throughout the day, so I knew it wasnt a fluke. Very cool! But the last time, the other day, it didn't have an effect on me.
       
    14. MikeP505
      Curious

      MikeP505 Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Ontario Canada
      Tinnitus Since:
      2011
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Punishment for being so darn good looking!
      It may have been the background noise, or "white noise" from the drilling that helped lower it?? Try some free sound samples for tinnitus and run them in the background. May have more lower T days buddy!!
       
    15. GregCA
      Crappy

      GregCA Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Otosclerosis
      Lidocaine.
       
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    16. Devjt2

      Devjt2 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      09/16
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud Concert
      Bummer... It was the lidocaine. I thought my tinnitus was getting better. Still hoping it does.
       

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