Posted on 7/15/2019 by Cole Anderson, DMD, MS
|If you hear a ringing in your ears, you might think that you need to find a doctor that specializes in the ears. What many people do not realize is the ringing in their ears could come from something that is near their ears but is actually something we can help with.
There are a few conditions that concern your jaw and your teeth that can end up causing the ringing sound in your ears. Our office is the place that can help you resolve these problems.
Connecting Dentistry and Tinnitus
Many people fail to understand the connection between dental work and the ringing in their ears. One of the possible causes for tinnitus is an instrument used in the dental office. The high-pitched sound of the drill could lead to tinnitus. Fillings and other dental work could also cause problems with a ringing in the ear.
The reason for the connection is the proximity of the oral cavity to the ears. There is a connection of the jaw to the skull that is at the base of the ears. Because of this, it makes sense that the problem of tinnitus is connected to your oral health.
What an Oral Surgeon Can Do
Our oral surgeon can help relieve the problem of tinnitus in a few ways. If the tinnitus is the result of TMJ disorder, there are different techniques to use that can relieve the problems of TMJ. It is also possible that the tinnitus is a result of dental problems such as an abscess or cavities. These are another area where the dental surgeon can offer some relief.
Tinnitus is a condition that you should not ignore. It is something that you can tell us about during a regular checkup or at any other time. If the tinnitus is a result of a dental problem, our oral surgeons can offer you some relief.
For more information about this or any other oral health issue, contact our office to schedule an appointment.