Unexplained ringing in my ears after Dental implants

  • JordaanL
  • 11 months ago

After I had my implants done a ringing/ buzzing noise developed in my ears. I had my hearing tested thinking I was starting to go deaf but the specialist found no ear or hearing problems and said it must be the dental work related. When I went for my check up after the implants I discussed it with the mouth and jaw specialist. To say the very least he became very defensive and said it was all in my mind. Is it possible that a nerve is being pinched or sustained some damage by the implants? My quality of life is suffering because of this. Looking forward to your feedback. Many thanks Linda

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I had my titanium dental implant put in late June 2014. 3 weeks later ringing in my ears, tinnitus, began off and on. Now it is non-stop, 6 weeks after the implant was put in. My surgeon says coincidental, like others report their doctors saying. I'm seeing a ear specialist to further investigate. In recent days, I've developed hip joint issues. My said he would take them out since been in less than 2 months. I may be headed down that road. Everyone who has a problem needs to report to FDA. Otherwise, complaints/concerns are not considered or investigated.
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rferguso1 6/10/14 I am know suffering from this ringing sound between both ears . sometimes its unbearable keeping me awake at nights and interfering with my social life by keeping me on edge ,at times it get louder thus interfering with my hearing . I have had my dental implant for almost 6 months and this is the first episode I have had last over A few days. Now i am getting worried if it's ever going to stop. or if I'm going to go crazy first. Going to make an appointment for the ent doctor this morning if I can manage to get a couple hours sleep with this aging ringing going on. Not sure what's causing it. I'm a couple days in on an expensive homeopathic supplement that doesn't seem to have helped at all.
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Another thing is if you look on Google Scholar at titanium dental implants and fluoride you'll see plenty of studies saying fluoride corrodes titanium. At least one manufacturer provides a warning on fluoride use with titanium implants. This is a dilemma for doctors because what patient wants an implant and then can't use fluoride to protect the rest of their teeth. So no issue is made of it. Do the research yourself on titanium implants and fluoride. You'll see plenty. Another concern I'm raising to the FDA.
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Same thing happened to my husband. We just had his crown removed yesterday by the dentist and the oral surgeon we went to that put the implant in does not want to remove the implant itself. My husband got the buzzing continuously ever since the crown was placed 5 months ago. He is suffering to the extent he cannot work most days. It has been a nightmare and his quality of life has diminished significantly. We don't know what to do.
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I'm sorry to hear that this has happened to you as well :(, but it appears that you're not alone.
JordaanL isn't even the only one here on RealSelf who has written in about this.  If you look at their review, others have commented on it.  Also, djrain asked a question in the doctors' Q&A forum about it and got one response from the doctors that you may be interested in.  I hope this is not a permanent condition. :(  Have you discussed it with a neurologist?
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Hi, Linda.  I'm so sorry you've had this experience.  I noticed someone commented on your review that they've had a similar experience.  You may consider asking a question of the doctors in the community, to see if any of them have any opinions they are willing to share.

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