Wisdom Tooth Removal Advice

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    1. Tommi_boi
      Relaxed

      Tommi_boi Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      01/04/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise Induced
      Hey guys,

      I am in need of dental advice - I have to get a wisdom tooth pulled out... Not only is it my first tooth to be pulled out (yikes!) , I am am quite nervous about Anything aggravating my tinnitus (noise induced).

      I've recently been exposed to a little hyperacusis thanks to an ambulance siren.. While it's getting better I don't like the sound of dental drills: I know that in some cases a drill may be needed to cut out any difficult teeth that can't be pulled so my questions are :

      1) Could the drill further damage hearing ? Do people wear earplugs for wisdom tooth extraction?
      2) Does any of the drugs they give you make it worse? I am aware that Ibruprofen can temporarily aggravate T when you leave the clinic , but I'm sure it's okay in small doses.

      I'm pretty sure this is all in my head, but I would rather be safer than sorry, so any advice would be greatly appreciated :)
       
    2. 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
      You should be ok.
      The injection usually makes tinnitus go quieter till the wears off .
      If you get a spike it will soon settle down again.
      Good luck ...lots of love glynis
       
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    3. Marie79

      Marie79 Member

      Location:
      USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      2/1/16
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Ear infection
      How did it go? I have to have one done in about a week and I am so scared.
       
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    4. jeanoroid
      Yeehaw

      jeanoroid Member

      Location:
      Nashville
      Tinnitus Since:
      2010
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud Music / headphones
      I wear plugs when they run the drill or grinder. Helps a bit but the sound travels through bone though.
      I wouldn't worry an iota about a tooth extraction. I've got pretty bad, reactive T and it hasn't been a problem of any significance with every other month dental stuff I've been doing the past two years..
      Advil can give ya a temporary bump in T but it's not a big deal either.
       
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    5. John G

      John G Member

      I have always wondered if getting all my wisdom teeth pulled out all at once...caused my T haha. Probably not but who knows
       
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    6. awbw8
      Balanced

      awbw8 Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      04/2013

      I would not worry. I have noise-induced T and have had a filling since - it was very small, but did require a drill and local anesthetic, but my T was not changed at all. The drill is a stressful sound, but I really, really doubt it's going to damage you in the amount of time they'll need it to do the procedure. I also took advil afterward - no trouble. I also wore some noise-cancelling headphones and listened to dumb music (weird al's ebay song is my go-to ha).

      When I had my wisdom teeth out it was a bit of an ordeal and pre-T, but I was younger and went under general anesthetic. I've gone under (post-t) for a different reason - also no change in T. So if that's on any comfort, then there's my experience.

      Just try to relax and know that you can tell your dentist that you get nervous and ask for "laughing gas" etc. if you want it - even if they don't bring it up. I'm not that nervous for this sort of thing, but my dentist told me she once had a woman who just panicked at the dentist and went under anesthesia for a filling - it happens, and evidently it's not that unusual.
       
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    7. Tommi_boi
      Relaxed

      Tommi_boi Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      01/04/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise Induced
      Thanks to everyone that replied , really helps and calms you down.

      My appointment is for next Wednesday, I'll have a full report for you then :)


      Brilliant! I laughed out loud reading that
       
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