Dental Problems Could Lead to Ringing in Your Ears
Posted on 11/30/2019 by Northstar Dental
Tinnitus, or ringing in your ears, is characterized by a constant ringing or buzz in your ears that will not go away. There are many causes of tinnitus like going to a very loud concert or complications within the ear.
Many people who suffer from tinnitus visit their primary care doctor because they think it stems from an issue with their body, but many people may actually be suffering from a problem which starts with their dental health.
Tinnitus can be caused by various dental health issues. This can be hazardous because many dental health problems are slow to develop and could take months to finally be noticed. By the time they are noticed, you may have already started to hear a constant sound in your ear. To identify the cause of your tinnitus, it is important not only to always be aware of any health issues you have, but if you started to experience a recurring sound in your ear, to identify the attributes of the sound. The sound you hear in your ear can vary depending on the cause of your tinnitus.
Causes of Tinnitus
Many people suffer from a condition known as TMD. TMD stands for temporomandibular disorder. All you need to know about TMD is that it is a condition which affects the jaw muscle directly below your cheek. It is caused by excessive teeth grinding, and it is characterized by pain in the jaw. You may think you have tinnitus if you have TMD as suffers from TMD often experience a clicking sound in their ears. The clicking sound derives from the jawbone popping in and out of the socket.
Another ringing sound you may hear in your ear is caused from impacted or infected wisdom teeth. It is important to keep track of your wisdom teeth for this reason. Wisdom teeth that are causing a ringing in the ear signal that they may need to be removed. More often than not people experiencing ringing from impacted or infected wisdom teeth have avoided removing their wisdom teeth for a long time.
It is important to pay attention to your body as it can signal when things are not going the right way. If you have ringing in your ear, please give us a call and schedule and appointment so we can take a look for you.