Tinnitus After Dental Work. Has Anyone Tried This?

Discussion in 'Support' started by luckyman316, Jan 12, 2015.

    1. luckyman316

      luckyman316 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      I just ran across this article and was wondering if anyone has given this a shot. It's pretty much what I experience on a daily basis after dental work, some days worse than others.


      A 66-year-old man presented with impaired balance, tinnitus, sensation of blockage, and hearing loss in his left ear, which developed after dental treatment for dental pain 4 days previously. Treatment of the carious left upper second molar tooth had included pulp extirpation, canal expansion, and tooth filling under local anesthesia with articaine and epinephrine. Impaired balance decreased spontaneously within 3 days of dental treatment, but tinnitus and hearing loss persisted. Pure tone audiogram showed profound sensorineural hearing loss in the left ear, with a downslope from 40 to 100 dB, and an abnormal speech discrimination score (50%). Treatment included intravenous prednisolone, intratympanic dexamethasone, and oral betahistine and trimetazidine. The patient had improved hearing and resolution of tinnitus. Sudden hearing loss is rare after dental treatment, and awareness of this complication may prompt early referral for treatment and may improve recovery and prognosis.
    2. Leah

      Leah Member Benefactor

      Chardon, Ohio USA
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