TMJ and Tinnitus

Discussion in 'Support' started by uae96, Jul 19, 2015.

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    1. uae96
      Thinking

      uae96 Member

      Location:
      Dubai, UAE
      Tinnitus Since:
      6/14/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise
      Has anyone with tmj got better after being treated ? With splints etc ,. I do have tmj and I think it's the cause for my tinnitus no hearing loss , no acoustic trauma idk what caused this hell it's been a month sleeping with no meds only masking my t with the ac put on high but my right ear is screaming ! Could it be my jaw ? I do have tmj ! Going to a tmj surgeon Tuesday lets see how it goes

      And I'm only 19!!
       
    2. Mad maggot
      Breezy

      Mad maggot Member

      Location:
      New zealand
      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2008
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      I wore a splint for about twenty five years. My jaw used to lock so I could neither open nor close my mouth. The splint I had was worn night and day and only taken out to brush my teeth and then put it back. Because of the splint my teeth all moved so that now when I close my mouth I cannot bite my teeth together. When I became sick with strange neurological symptoms just before my T started (7 yrs ago) I removed my splint as it was worn down and I thought it was causing the problem. I also had been living in China for three years and my TMJ specialist was in New Zealand. Two months ago my wisdom tooth cracked and I was in much pain. No one was able to remove the tooth! Finally I found a dentist to remove it but because I'd worn the splint for twenty five years the only teeth that I could bite on we're my wisdom teeth. The other teeth do not touch. So he told me removing my wisdom tooth was going to cause more trouble because my mouth is deformed. So I began to think my T and other neurological problems might be from my TMJ. I found the doctor who made my original splint. He did a three D scan of my whole head and neck and we discovered that my skull is deformed - especially my TMJ. The original splint he made for me corrected the problem of my jaw getting stuck but since getting my wisdom tooth removed my jaw began to crack again. He removed another wisdom tooth to try to help my mouth close so my teeth touch but still my teeth cannot bite. He is having a new porcelain splint made for me in America and it should arrive next month. I hope that when I have my new splint and my jaw is pulled forward, my ear symptoms may be cured. The scan showed my jaw joints (TMJ) are crushed up into my ear canals. If the splint cures my problems I I'll sure let everyone know. TMJ disorder can cause symptoms that mimic brain tumours and awful things so certainly it could cause trouble such as T. But there are many doctors claiming to treat TMJ disorders who are useless or make it worse! Make sure any doctor you see for TMJ really knows and is qualified!
      I was younger than nineteen when my jaw started cracking and locking. I'm now forty eight.
      Oh, and surgery is definitely a last resort! Surgery can make it worse due to scar tissue.
       
    3. uae96
      Thinking

      uae96 Member

      Location:
      Dubai, UAE
      Tinnitus Since:
      6/14/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise
      Omg why did you wear a splint for 25 years !?? That's even older than me !
       
    4. Mad maggot
      Breezy

      Mad maggot Member

      Location:
      New zealand
      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2008
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      My jaw is deformed. I have to wear the splint to hold the joint in position.
       
    5. Mad maggot
      Breezy

      Mad maggot Member

      Location:
      New zealand
      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2008
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      And I'll be wearing my new one until I die. The other option was to have my teeth capped and made to bite together which would cost me thirty thousand NZ dollars. I have not won the lottery so the alternative is a splint which is going to be about two and half thousand dollars. I haven't got that either but it's more within the realms of possibility to find two thousand than to win the lottery and pay thirty thousand!
       
    6. uae96
      Thinking

      uae96 Member

      Location:
      Dubai, UAE
      Tinnitus Since:
      6/14/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise
      Was youre t due to you're deformed jaw?
       
    7. uae96
      Thinking

      uae96 Member

      Location:
      Dubai, UAE
      Tinnitus Since:
      6/14/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise
      @Mad maggot and did you wear it 24/7 or just at night ? My dentist told me to wear it at night only is that enough ?
       
    8. Mad maggot
      Breezy

      Mad maggot Member

      Location:
      New zealand
      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2008
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      I wore it night and day all day and all night. Every time I removed it I got a migraine. I don't mean a headache - I mean a migraine. But usually people only wear it at night or during a migraine. I don't know yet if my T is caused by my TMJ disorder. I'm waiting for my new splint to arrive from America. My T started when I didn't have my splint any more. My splint wore out and I was living in China at the time so was not able to get another. This new one is made of porcelains and looks like false teeth. I will certainly let you know if the new splint cures my T.
       
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    9. uae96
      Thinking

      uae96 Member

      Location:
      Dubai, UAE
      Tinnitus Since:
      6/14/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise
      Good luck I'll ! My splint has arrived about to get it from the clinic !
       
    10. whale
      No Mood

      whale Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Florida
      Tinnitus Since:
      04/25/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Myofascial crap Bruxism, a jackhammer, stress who knows
      did the splint help your T?
       
    11. glynis-harbron
      Feminine

      glynis-harbron Member Benefactor Hall of Fame Ambassador Team Awareness Team Research

      Location:
      England, Stoke-on-Trent
      Tinnitus Since:
      2004
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Meniere's Disease
      I have had some dental work done.
      4 back teeth in a plate.
      Now my jaw does not crunch or crack when open and close my mouth so no mouth guard or opperation is needed....lots of love glynis
       
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    12. whale
      No Mood

      whale Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Florida
      Tinnitus Since:
      04/25/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Myofascial crap Bruxism, a jackhammer, stress who knows
      what about the Tinnitus?
       
    13. glynis-harbron
      Feminine

      glynis-harbron Member Benefactor Hall of Fame Ambassador Team Awareness Team Research

      Location:
      England, Stoke-on-Trent
      Tinnitus Since:
      2004
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Meniere's Disease
      My tinnitus is still really loud in both ears but that's due to Menieres Disease...lots of love Glynis
       
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