Scared to Go to the Dentist

Discussion in 'Support' started by Jacob83, Sep 15, 2016.

    1. Jacob83

      Jacob83 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      loud headphones
      I've gotta get a root canal, I've got a broken molar and there's a little bit of infection under it and the dentist wants to do it before the tooth becomes abscessed. I'm scheduled for the root canal on Monday and I'm scared the root canal is going to make my tinnitus worse.

      Ever since my recent spike with T, I'm so paranoid about everything T related and anything that could effect it.

      I had such a good day today, too, not minding and monitoring my tinnitus, and here I am reading horror stories on the internet about root canals and tinnitus (and one good one about T dropping after a root canal), that now I'm scared the hell of getting this one.
    2. gotyoubynuts

      gotyoubynuts Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Not having the root canal will make you worse for sure! Rotting teeth will make tinnitus worse.

      Get it done and don't be a pussy
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    3. Petloy

      Petloy Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      When my T was new, had to go to my Orthodontist for braces, every visit my t would be high afterwards but goes back down the next day or two. Fast forward 4 years later, about 3 months ago I had a crown done, just wore foam plugs and relaxed, Whoa! T was fine after the visit.
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    4. PaulBe

      PaulBe Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Probably sound, though never proven
      I'd be inclined to accept a tinnitus spike over septic shock or endocarditis leading to valve disease and possible stroke. Fix it.
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    5. Karl28

      Karl28 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2001 bad since 2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud music via headphones
      Wear ear muffs not ear plugs!

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