Ringing in the ears is a condition called tinnitus. It is a problem that many people suffer from. Some people accept the ringing and don’t do anything about it.
Others are so distracted by the ringing, that they need to figure out what to do it. Whole their first trip may involve a hearing specialist, there is another type of doctor that they should consider. Our oral surgeons can often help resolve the issue of ringing in the ears better than anyone else.
Causes Of Tinnitus
There are many things that can lead to the ringing in the ears known as tinnitus. Exposure to loud noise or high-pitched noise is one of the things that can lead to issues with this. Traumatic injury is another. There are some dental procedures that can cause ringing in the ear. There are also some conditions that the oral surgeon can help with to relieve the ringing in the ears.
TMJ, Bruxism And Abscesses
It is possible that if you have an abscess in your tooth, it can lead to ringing in the ears. The infection can create pain and can impact the jaw and the connections between the skull, the jaw and the ear. This disturbance can turn into the ringing. Another similar possibility is an impacted wisdom tooth. This can cause problems similar to an abscess.
Bruxism or teeth grinding can also affect the connections between the jaw, skull and ear. In the same way as an abscess, the disruption can lead to ringing in the ears. TMJ disorders occur when the joint and muscles connecting the jaw to the skull malfunction. They may lock in place, they may cause clicking sounds and they create problems chewing and talking. On top of all that, they can make the ears start to ring.
The problems of an abscess, bruxism and TMJ are all treatable. There are different ways to resolve the problem. For most people fixing the cause takes care of the ringing.
Contact our office today to schedule your next appointment with one of our dental professionals.