Wisdom Tooth and Tinnitus

I know I've posted about jaw/dental problems before, but I was wondering whether anyone has had problems with T related to a wisdom tooth.

I have an impacted wisdom tooth at the top left of my mouth, in other words it grows sideways against my teeth, so will never fully come through. A private dentist offered to pull it but I wussed out and asked for a referral to the dental hospital, who decided it wasn't worth taking out (this was about 2 years ago).

It's started to push through more now. I just noticed last night while massaging my jaw that the bit where my ear feels strange (I can't describe it any more than that) is a milimetre away from this wisdom tooth. I shoved it backwards with my finger, which hurt, but it did seem to make my T go down for a while.

Getting an impacted wisdom tooth out is painful and expensive, so I don't want to do that if it's not necessary. Is it possible that this could be causing my T?
  • Wisdom tooth removal, albeit a nerve-racking thought, is a very common dental procedure. Wisdom teeth may be removed in your dental office or in a surgical office.

    The best advice I can offer someone undergoing wisdom teeth removal is to thoroughly follow the instructions your dentist gives you before your oral surgery and after your wisdom tooth removal surgery. If you have any questions or concerns regarding your wisdom tooth removal, speak to your dentist before the date of your surgery.

  • The T is still there, but it does seem to have gone down. Now I just need to see the dental specialist about my TMJ, and hopefully it will go right down to nothing.
  • Just to let you all know, had the offending wisdom tooth out today. It seems to have helped clear up my T. Not sure whether that's just the relaxing effects of the sedative though, if so, at least I then know that my T is stress related.

    Have been proscribed Erythromycin to prevent infection, which lists temporary hearing loss as a side effect though. Does anyone know if this is a T trigger?
  • I only got Tinnitis AFTER having a wisdom tooth out! I am just seeing an ENT consultant now to see if they're connected. The tooth (upper right) was taken out on the same side I now have the ear problems. I now have a constant ringing (steel drum type tone) in that ear and when I waggle my ears it makes sounds in my right ear (you may say don't waggle your ears!). But it also makes sounds in that ear (like a squelching) when I take my eye make-up off my right eye or press just where the bottom of my ear joins my face. My ENT specialist is making me take steroid nose drops (to see if it's connected to my sinusitis, which i have). But I think there's more than one thing going on here! Any ideas?