Dental Works

Discussion in 'Support' started by terry b, Mar 14, 2016.

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    1. terry b

      terry b Member

      Location:
      uk
      Tinnitus Since:
      six months
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      mobile phone held to head wrong way round!! assume emf
      Just another query ..... if you had bi-lateral tinnitus and wanted to get metal fillings removed, which i do, would you go under the drill so to speak so easily or is there trepidation ... really really want my fillings out but dan noise of drill / making worse .. panics me
       
    2. truesilence

      truesilence Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2014
      I've had root canal with no problems. Ask dentist to drill in short bursts if you're worried.
       
    3. terry b

      terry b Member

      Location:
      uk
      Tinnitus Since:
      six months
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      mobile phone held to head wrong way round!! assume emf
      cheers, yes have heard others say that ..... worried dentist will think pleb !!
       
    4. object16
      Magical

      object16 Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Canada
      Tinnitus Since:
      1988
      i thought i was going to die. i actually was quite sure. i called my wife who was out of town, at 3 a.m. and explained to her how to handle the estate. this was after i had a crown, which involves a LOT of grinding, and very noisy. after that, i cancelled any further work. 3 years later, i'm slowly getting better. but nowhere near what i was like prior to that dental work. do not underestimate any noise exposure, if you already have tinnitus.
       
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    5. dboy
      Jaded

      dboy Member Benefactor

      Location:
      UK
      Tinnitus Since:
      1/2007 & 8/2013
      I had 4 mercury fillings removed last summer. The drilling to get them out (cut into sections) was over surprisingly quickly, but preparing the teeth for white fillings took much more drilling and did start to freak me out a bit. I had a spike that lasted a bit longer than a week if I remember correctly, but it did go down again. I also felt absolutely awful for ages, which the dentist told me was caused by the local anaesthetic but which I suspect may have been mercury exposure.

      I notice you are in Liverpool. The guy who took my fillings out was in Manchester and supposedly a specialist in this, but I would not recommend him.

      Also, if you have recent acoustic trauma I would be extra careful for a while - I believe recently damaged ears can be more easily subject to further damage for a while. I cannot prove that, but it is my experience.
       
    6. terry b

      terry b Member

      Location:
      uk
      Tinnitus Since:
      six months
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      mobile phone held to head wrong way round!! assume emf
      cheers man, yes the dentist is a dentist with an holistic approach ... if you dont mind me asking why did you choose to remove fillings
       
    7. LeQuack
      Scared

      LeQuack Member Benefactor

      Location:
      United States of Europe
      Tinnitus Since:
      2005
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Bad luck and bad genes
      I wonder if getting work done by a dentist with a laser is any less loud?
       
    8. dboy
      Jaded

      dboy Member Benefactor

      Location:
      UK
      Tinnitus Since:
      1/2007 & 8/2013
      Psoriatic arthritis, depression, fatigue, mercury is ototoxic... a better question might be why anyone allows that stuff into their mouth in the first place. ;) How about you - any specific issue?
       
    9. terry b

      terry b Member

      Location:
      uk
      Tinnitus Since:
      six months
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      mobile phone held to head wrong way round!! assume emf
      me?? oh so so random !!!

      I had a ringing in my right ear for a month in Oct and one night put my iPhone against my ear for a few seconds to try and snap inside the ear see for any wax - did both ears.....as soon as I pulled my phone away I heard a series of chirps and data sounds ... freaked me ....

      Left it like this until I had an ENT appointment and given a leaflet with sleep noise cushions and said on your way Mr B ..... nothing we can do (could, could have referred me to audiology for CBT/White Noise generators which still trying to get but unsure how successful these are) .

      Anyway that night annoyed with the data sounding noises I was in the bath and put my head under the water and a noise was created ... bizzare ..... had an thought that the noise was being generated from the fillings ... so bit onto tin foil and created a galvanic reaction with the pain etc but a new noise that just took over - a noise that still fills me with dread thinking about it to this day ... noise repeated that it went high pitched .....

      Its a story for the men in white coats except that it happened and so worried dentist will make things worse from both drill noise and new noises being created similar
       
    10. dboy
      Jaded

      dboy Member Benefactor

      Location:
      UK
      Tinnitus Since:
      1/2007 & 8/2013
      That sounds a strange set of circumstances - hard to understand what happened exactly although I don't doubt it at all. I've read that voltages can be created between amalgam fillings and other metals in the mouth (eg. stainless steel in a bridge). Saliva acts as an electrolyte, effectively creating a battery. I wonder if this happened with the foil, then you shorted it out and... ???

      Anyway, I hope you get some relief. If the dentist is not far from where you live then maybe you could get the fillings out one at a time with a week or two between them? This would reduce the likelihood of problems from noise exposure, if the dentist is agreeable of course. Best of luck.
       
    11. terry b

      terry b Member

      Location:
      uk
      Tinnitus Since:
      six months
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      mobile phone held to head wrong way round!! assume emf
      cheers @dboy .... just one thing, did it all get done in one session , i.e. tooth drilled and white filing done on same day
       
    12. dboy
      Jaded

      dboy Member Benefactor

      Location:
      UK
      Tinnitus Since:
      1/2007 & 8/2013
      Yes, I had four done in one session because I was travelling quite a way. If I had the option again I would probably split that up into two visits though. I then had one mercury filling left in a tooth that needed pulling - I waited quite a few months for that 'cos I felt so wiped out after having the fillings done.
       
    13. peter1974
      Balanced

      peter1974 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2013
      I have had 3 root canals over the years. 3 filling and 1 root canal since having T 2 years ago. No effect on my T good or bad.
       
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    14. terry b

      terry b Member

      Location:
      uk
      Tinnitus Since:
      six months
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      mobile phone held to head wrong way round!! assume emf
      yes would be ideal @LeQuack but the laser is only for teeth that are new needing a filling...sadly for teeth fillings they need to use drill......
       
    15. LeQuack
      Scared

      LeQuack Member Benefactor

      Location:
      United States of Europe
      Tinnitus Since:
      2005
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Bad luck and bad genes
      I've actually heard there are different kind of lasers, even the ones that can act like a drill. For example:

      Plainville CT Dentist Shares Video On AMalgam...
       
    16. terry b

      terry b Member

      Location:
      uk
      Tinnitus Since:
      six months
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      mobile phone held to head wrong way round!! assume emf
      @LeQuack cool video....everything I've read says laser doesn't work on fillings so surprised to see this .... gives me hope!
       
    17. LeQuack
      Scared

      LeQuack Member Benefactor

      Location:
      United States of Europe
      Tinnitus Since:
      2005
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Bad luck and bad genes
      Yeah I'm still interested to find someone who has some experience with getting laser work done. Seems it's not as popular but could be a good thing for us T folks.
       
    18. terry b

      terry b Member

      Location:
      uk
      Tinnitus Since:
      six months
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      mobile phone held to head wrong way round!! assume emf
      hi mate , @dboy hope all is good .... finally looking to go ahead with the filing removal .... scared ha but sod it ... can i just ask when you had yours removed, did you go through all this to have them out
      Safe Removal of Amalgam Fillings
       
    19. dboy
      Jaded

      dboy Member Benefactor

      Location:
      UK
      Tinnitus Since:
      1/2007 & 8/2013
      @terry b Sorry for very slow response - not a regular here anymore.

      Sore point. The dentist who removed mine advertised as an 'expert' in amalgam removal and said he used a throat sponge on his website. In reality he didn't and I nearly backed out but had travelled a long way and just wanted it done. With hindsight I wish I hadn't as my tinnitus seems to have worsened quite a bit since then (certainly much more reactive) and I have problems dealing with that. It may not be connected though, as a moderate noise exposure seemed to be the trigger, but I just don't know. Anyway, this is why I said earlier in the thread that I didn't recommend that particular dentist (in Manchester, UK, initials D.S.). I had to spit out a piece of amalgam at one point that his assistant had missed with the suction and I felt in danger of swallowing. He said not to worry 'because it was only a tiny bit.' At that point I realised I had messed up and chosen the wrong person. :banghead:

      Best of luck with your removal - I hope it goes, or has gone, well. (y)
       

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