Update (Could Grinding the Teeth While Sleeping Be the Culprit?)

Discussion in 'Support' started by Mike L, Feb 20, 2016.

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    1. Mike L

      Mike L Member

      Location:
      US
      Tinnitus Since:
      1/15/16
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Not Sure
      Hey everyone!

      So since my journey with T has started back in January I have been searching and searching for the cause. Basically no luck, but this morning when I woke up my wife told me she woke up 3 times last night and heard me grinding my teeth pretty bad. Maybe this is the culprit? I don't grind them during the day so I'm not sure why my T last all day.

      Any thoughts?

      Thank you so much for the support so far you great people have been giving me!
       
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    2. Cheza
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      Cheza Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Oregon
      Tinnitus Since:
      04/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Barking dogs/stress
      There certainly have been cases of tinnitus caused by dental problems, including bruxism. Make an appointment with your dentist to be fitted with a mouth guard. Maybe you've been grinding your teeth in your sleep for a long time, and now with tinnitus you're grinding them even more due to tension and anxiety about having tinnitus in your waking hours.

      It would be great if your tinnitus could be eliminating by taking care of a dental problem. :)
       
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    3. glynis-harbron
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      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
      Have a read up on TMJ,
      Tempromandibular joint problems.
      Teeth clenching and grinding teeth can put presure on your jaw and as it's right by your middle ear it can cause tinnitus......lots of love glynis
       
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    4. Mike L

      Mike L Member

      Location:
      US
      Tinnitus Since:
      1/15/16
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Not Sure
      @Cheza I had a dentist apt about a week ago. He said I showed a little wear on my teeth and seemed to think my jaw muscles weren't relaxing. Also I told him about the clicking in my jaw. When my T first started if I laid down the back of my Jaw would hurt like hell when laying down.

      I think I have been on such a search on what caused it that I'm looking for anything at this point.
       
    5. Cheza
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      Cheza Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Oregon
      Tinnitus Since:
      04/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Barking dogs/stress
      I think it's a good thing to search for a root cause if it can possibly be related to something out of alignment in the jaw, considering that all those jaw nerves and auditory nerves are interconnected.

      Have you seen this forum thread? One member points out seeing a maxillofacial specialist in addition to the dentist. Clicking of the jaw is also mentioned.

      I can move my jaw any which-a-way and it makes no difference in my tinnitus. When I first acquired tinnitus, I would wake up with my jaw clenched, but that eventually subsided when I realized what I was doing. Even if we're unaware of it when we're doing it, it can be difficult not to engage in some sort of muscular tension when tinnitus won't shut up.
       

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