Impacted Tooth Extraction Using Laser: Safe for Tinnitus Sufferers?

Discussion in 'Support' started by KristinOde, Jan 7, 2023.

    1. KristinOde

      KristinOde Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic trauma

      I'm planning to get two of my impacted teeth extracted. They will have to drill them, because they are impacted -> they drill the part that is touching tooth next to it and then extract it.

      Have you got any experience with laser extraction?

      1.) Should I wear earmuffs or will it be worse due to occlusion effect?

      2.) Should I get both teeth done at the same time? (I would like to get them done at the same time because of gape between semesters but if it's a bad idea, I will wait with the second tooth.)

      3.) Is the numbing injection ototoxic?

      Thank you in advance.
    2. Jack Straw

      Jack Straw Member Podcast Patron Benefactor Ambassador Hall of Fame Advocate

      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Infection, Acoustic Trauma
      From what I have read on here and from what I have discussed with my dentist, the laser drilling on your teeth is quiet. The laser machine is "loud", but the actually drilling of it on your teeth is more like a popping sound.

      For mechanical drills you don't want to wear ear protection because of the occlusion effect, but I think it is okay with the laser because there is no occlusion effect besides a quiet pop sound.

      @Bill Bauer has had experience with this.
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