Need to Go to the Dentist!

Discussion in 'Support' started by Christophe_85, Apr 19, 2018.

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      Christophe_85
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      Christophe_85 Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Geneva, Switzerland
      Tinnitus Since:
      November 2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Not sure...
      Hello !

      Thank you for the information !

      I can check with some Dentists if they use this kind of materials...

      But it is much more expensive than regular ones ?

      For now I haven't contacted anyone yet... :(
       
    2. GregCA
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      GregCA Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Otosclerosis
      I'm not sure that sedation will protect you from an acoustic trauma though.
       
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    3. emmalee
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      emmalee Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      hearing loss
      @Christophe_85

      Hi!

      I have a mouthguard that I wear when it acts up and I use warm compresses to soothe the ache in my left jaw. Just so happens that my T is exclusive to my left ear. Also, I eat only soft foods when it is bad, to rest the jaw.

      Truth be known I didn't know what it was at first. I would wake up with a sore jaw and I would have a clicking noise in my jaw when I chewed. My dentist checked me over, saw that my back teeth were wore down some and said it was due to grinding my teeth while I slept, I had no idea. She diagnosed me with the TMJ.

      Is there a fix, I don't believe so, not in my case anyway. It comes and goes and during moments of stress it escalades pretty badly.

      I have no idea about Chiropractors, Christophe, but it could not hurt to see one for a consult. Perhaps discuss this with your Md or ENT.
       
    4. housemzk

      housemzk Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      Jan 18, 2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      concussions, wisdom teeth removal, neck, jaw, stress, noise?
      @Christophe_85 - I went to my primary dentist for the 1st time since getting tinnitus, as I've been afraid of making tinnitus worse with the ultrasonic noise. Before I set up the routine cleaning appointment, I phoned up the receptionist about my tinnitus situation and wanting to avoid the ultrasonic scaler at all costs. That was the only way I was making this appointment. She was very nice and said no problem, so I booked an appointment for today. Upon my arrival there this morning, I reminded everybody that worked in the office of my tinnitus and ultrasonic avoidance and the staff was very understanding and reassured me it would be no problem. After talking to my dentist about my situation, he mentioned that his dad and uncle both have meniere's disease and he's concerned that he might get it at some point too. But to the greater point, he was extremely understanding of my situation and the manual cleaning took an additional 10 minutes.

      Regarding TMJ - I have a neuromuscular dentist for TMJ. I have an orthotic device I wear 24/7 for a total of 9 months. It's been 2 months since I've had it and I don't know that's helping or my mental state has much improved. There's also TMJ massages/exercises you can do but there's no quick fix for TMJ. Actually, now that I think it about, my dentist this morning said the orthotic sometimes works, a lot of times doesn't, and rarely makes the TMJ worse.

      Let me know if you want me pass on the TMJ exercises I was given.
       
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      Location:
      Geneva, Switzerland
      Tinnitus Since:
      November 2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Not sure...
      Hello !

      Thank you for your very positive message ! I am very happy that it went all good for you ! :)

      And fortunatly some people (professional) understand our condition !

      I am in contact with a clinic who does laser Dentist work... But I will take an appointment next week... I will see the main Dentist and discuss with him about my fears and this new method...

      For the Jaws I went to a physiotherapist specialized in TMJ troubles and she gave me some exercices to do, which I try to do almost every day ! ;)

      All the Best !

      Christophe
       
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      Location:
      Geneva, Switzerland
      Tinnitus Since:
      November 2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Not sure...
      Hello !

      Yes it definitely helps jaw eating soft food !

      Apparently I also grind my teeth during the night and they made me a special mouthgard as well, but I really don't like using it ! :(

      I read that Chiropractor can help ! I want to try it but not right now...

      First this is the Dentist thing which is very important !!! :D

      And how are you these days ??? :)

      All the Best !

      Christophe
       
    7. Karl28
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      Karl28 Member

      Location:
      Melbourne
      Tinnitus Since:
      2001 bad since 2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud music via headphones
      @housemzk how long does it take all up if you get manual scaling ?
       
    8. housemzk

      housemzk Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      Jan 18, 2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      concussions, wisdom teeth removal, neck, jaw, stress, noise?
      @Karl28 - about 30 minutes. teeth were in good shape heading in though. i've made sure to floss, mouthwash, and brush at least twice a day since getting tinnitus to help reduce the amount of time needed in the dentist chair.
       
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      Location:
      Geneva, Switzerland
      Tinnitus Since:
      November 2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Not sure...
      I took an appointment for the 4th of June, to discuss with the main Dentist about my condition and his laser stuff !

      Hope this can be ok and not noisy as f*** ! :D
       
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      Christophe_85
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      Christophe_85 Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Geneva, Switzerland
      Tinnitus Since:
      November 2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Not sure...
      Well tomorrow I have my appointment, apparently I have many things to do... :(
       
    11. Michael Leigh

      Michael Leigh Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Brighton, UK
      Tinnitus Since:
      April /1996
      @Christophe_85
      I have been to the dentist many times since I first got tinnitus 22 years ago. I have root canal work extractions, fillings and never had a problem with them making my tinnitus or hyperacus (when I had H) worse. It is fear, stress and anxiety which reinforces the belief that dental procedures will cause problems when the real probem is ourselves!

      Calm down and try not to worry.

      Michael
       
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    12. glynis
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      glynis Member Benefactor Ambassador Hall of Fame

      Location:
      England, Stoke-on-Trent
      Tinnitus Since:
      2004
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Meniere's Disease
      @Christophe_85 ,
      Good luck tomorrow at the dentist, if you have treatment on your lower jaw then you can use your hand
      to support your jaw if needed.
      I had a big procedure done over a year ago and went on fine so try not to worry ,
      please let us know how you went on or by pm .
      love glynis
       
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      Location:
      Geneva, Switzerland
      Tinnitus Since:
      November 2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Not sure...
      Dear Michael,

      Many thanks for your message !

      The thing is that nowadays I don't feel well and this Dentist appointment really don't come in a good time...

      But I cannot let my dental condition go worse... So I have to go !
       
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      Location:
      Geneva, Switzerland
      Tinnitus Since:
      November 2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Not sure...
      Dear Glynis,

      Thanks for your kind words !

      I have my appointment at 9h45 AM...

      I will let you know how it went...
       
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    15. Michael Leigh

      Michael Leigh Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Brighton, UK
      Tinnitus Since:
      April /1996
      @Christophe_85

      I am sorry to hear that you are not feeling well Christophe. In future try to get regular check-ups at the dentist so your teeth and gums are been well looked after. As you know failure to do this can mean tooth extractions and gum problems. I would advise that you invest in a Waterpik. It is like miniture high-pressure hose that cleans out plaque between the teeth. A wonderful tool and well worth the investment. I use an electric tooth-brush, Waterpik and also use Dentek triple clean floss picks. I have no more plaque problems and have healthy gums.

      Take care and best of luck at the dentist.
      Michael
       
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      Christophe_85
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      Location:
      Geneva, Switzerland
      Tinnitus Since:
      November 2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Not sure...
      Dear Michael,

      Thank you for your (always) good advice !

      In fact this morning was just the check up... The real work will start on September 10th... So I will let you know and certainely will need support... :/

      All the Best !

      Christophe
       
    17. Michael Leigh

      Michael Leigh Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Brighton, UK
      Tinnitus Since:
      April /1996
      Dear Christophe,

      It would be a good idea to start taking action now by using an electric tooth-brush, Waterpik (water flosser) and Dentek picks that I mentioned. Here is a short video of the Waterpik: https://www.waterpik.co.uk/oral-health/why-waterpik/

      All the best
      Michael
       
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      Location:
      Geneva, Switzerland
      Tinnitus Since:
      November 2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Not sure...
      Dear Michael,

      Many thanks for your information, you are always helpful ! :)

      So my next appointment is 10th of September... :/

      It will last one hour they said... and the week after one more hour...

      These days I find my Tinnitus louder than before, but I try to change some bad habits in my everyday Life... Will see !
       
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    19. Jack Straw
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      Jack Straw Member Benefactor Ambassador Hall of Fame

      Location:
      US
      Tinnitus Since:
      1990s
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Infection, Acoustic Trauma
      Stay optimistic Christophe! Speaking with @Bill Bauer, who has had work done with a laser drill, it is a lot quieter procedure than the regular drill. If the regular drill is used please be sure to use the 5 seconds on and 10 seconds off rule if possible. If it gets too loud, put your hand up for a break and keep your neck straight in the chair.

      Another note, if possible please ask them to not use the ultrasonic cleaner / water pick cleaner on you. This is the device that sounds like computer noises when it hits your teeth. Manual cleanings are quieter and more effective are removing plaque on teeth from what I have been told by a dentist.

      You will be fine Christophe! I know it is hard to think that way, but try to relax if you can and know that everything will be alright.

      Jack
       
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      Christophe_85 Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Geneva, Switzerland
      Tinnitus Since:
      November 2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Not sure...
      So I had the first appointment this morning with the Dentist... I have a second one next Monday and after it should be enough (I hope)...

      Well the Dentist used a drill which was very loud and high-pitched at times... So my left ear seems to have a spike now... :(

      Do you think it will get down at least a bit in the week ?

      Also the fact that I needed to keep my mouth open and my Jaws were so tight ! I have lots of tensions in my Jaws, so clearly it didn't help !
       
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      Location:
      Geneva, Switzerland
      Tinnitus Since:
      November 2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Not sure...
      Well, tomorrow I have the second appointment, I really hope it will be less loud with the very high-pitched drill !
       
    22. Nathan
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      Nathan Member

      Location:
      Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      06/23/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Emo phase, pep band, and concert
      I got a cavity filled last week, it had no effect on my tinnitus. I wish you luck. (P.S Don’t where earplugs/headphones/earmuffs, it will be louder due to the occlusion effect.)
       
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      Location:
      Geneva, Switzerland
      Tinnitus Since:
      November 2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Not sure...
      Thank you for your message...

      I went on Monday, was not too loud but damnit I still have pain in my tooth when eating... I don't think this is normal... I will call them and I hope the Dentist did his job well !
       
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    24. coffee_girl
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      coffee_girl Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      All my life, but got worse 2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise induced / Concert
      Was your T due to spike or anxiety? And did it go away yet? Hope you are better now.

      I have a bit of pain from my last filling too, I don't even know if that's normal but I'm not going back for more drilling unless I really have to lol
       
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      Christophe_85 Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Geneva, Switzerland
      Tinnitus Since:
      November 2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Not sure...
      It was increased by noise high-pitched sounds and also my Jaw which is always very tight, and I had to keep it open for long minutes... Really didn't help !

      But tomorrow I need to go back (again) because it is too painful, I really hope he didn't make a mistake and will not need to do it again !

      I am living a very difficult week... Real nightmare !

      I have suicidal thoughts, I haven't had these since long time...

      Sorry for my negativity and thank you for your kindness...
       
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      Christophe_85
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      Christophe_85 Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Geneva, Switzerland
      Tinnitus Since:
      November 2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Not sure...
      2 appointments at the Dentist and almost everything I did to cope better with this "Life" is gone !

      Tomorrow I have to go back to fix something, pain in my tooth... I "feel" he just made a mistake during the process but let's see...
       
    27. Clint Azzopardi
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      Clint Azzopardi Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      October 2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Not sure, Gentamicin or allaergy or both !
      Hi there @Christophe_85, did your tinnitus get back to baseline after dental work? I have a lot of dental work coming up and I'm a bit edgy, to say the least.
       

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