Tinnitus Finally Gone

After being introduced to biological dentistry 17 years ago, I learned several things that have built the foundation for my dental practice. First, the human body is designed to heal itself, and will continue to do so, if given the opportunity. Second, from major organ systems to basic cellular components, our bodies will function in a holistic fashion that will support and maintain a healthy disposition.

As a biological dentist, it became quite clear to me through my own professional experiences and clinical evaluations that the oral cavity is certainly no exception to these rules.

When there is an imbalance in the mouth, it can create significant compromises to other parts of the body as well. Bacterial infections and material sensitivities are the two biggest dilemmas that I constantly see causing health issues with our patients.

Once these imbalances are corrected, not only is the mouth healthier but patients begin to comment on improvements with their overall health and wellness, such as, more energy, improved digestion, eliminate sinus congestion, reduced back spasms, and improved mental clarity, to name a few.

Welcome to the “Tooth-Body” connection. Although this may be a difficult concept to grasp at first, it has been a constant theme that I’ve promoted in my practice for years.

During the next several months, I’d like to share with you a few of our patient testimonials that I think you’ll find both interesting and educational for anyone who wants to learn more about the health benefits that biological dentistry can offer.

Patient Success Story:
“I had been experiencing tinnitus for about 3-4 years. It concerned me as it was getting louder as time went on. I had an earwax problem at that time and thought ear cleaning would also help with the tinnitus but it did not. I started having my amalgam fillings removed quadrant by quadrant. It wasn’t until the last quadrant of mercury fillings were removed that I noticed any changes in the tinnitus. Days later, I was just about ready to doze off to sleep when I realized there was no ringing in my ear, just beautiful silence.”

During this patient’s clinical evaluation, it was noted that her galvanic (electrical) current was much higher than normal in several of her mercury fillings. Simply reducing the galvanic current(s) by replacing the mercury fillings with tooth colored restorations made all the difference in the world for this patient. (Visit our website article entitled, Is There a Battery in Your Mouth?)

If you are experiencing tinnitus and would like more information regarding the effects that galvanic currents may have on your hearing, please feel free to contact our office. We’ll be happy to provide you with a free evaluation during the next month to determine if there may be a dental connection to this annoying, ringing sensation in your ears.

About Dr. Michael Rehme, DDS, CCN

Dr. Michael Rehme, DDS, CCN is one of the few Biological (Holistic) Dentists in St. Louis, MO and the U.S. that are Certified Clinical Nutritionists (CCN). He practices Biological Dentistry that includes mercury free, tooth colored fillings; healthy dental materials; balancing body chemistry; and nutritional therapy. For articles and information about Biological Dentistry (also referred to as Holistic Dentistry) and patient success stories visit www.toothbody.com or call his office 314-997-2550.

Attend a free monthly presentation and discussion by Dr. Rehme on Biological Dentistry the third Tuesday each month at 6:30 pm and his dentistry office in St. Louis. Please call to verify the date.

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28 Responses to Tinnitus Finally Gone

  1. jim July 11, 2013 at 2:41 pm #

    well I hope my tinnitus gets better, am having a dentist remove all 7 of mine on july 22nd!!!…….

    • Glenn February 13, 2015 at 9:17 am #

      Hi Jim,

      It’s been quite sometime from you post. Have you had any relief from tinnitus after having your filling removed?

      Thank you.

  2. Jessica Romer September 30, 2014 at 4:23 am #

    I swear that once I had my dental work done bridges, and metal in my mouth my ears started to ring, and when I press on my teeth my ear rings, but before I am going to pull all the metal out of my mouth, as I have had caps, and partials before but never this type of metal, and would like more information as I took all soughts of tests, MRI, MRA, etc all is normal, saw ENT, all is OK except fo rhearing loss and want to know how the metal in one mouth can affect their ears, they are two separate organs, but I thought if I took the dental work out and have NO TEETH, how would I feel as well, but what is the choice, dentures, or ringing I would take dentures any day, but need to know first that is the reason my ears are ringing other than audiotoxic drugs, past chemo, etc.

    • Dr. Michael Rehme, DDS, CCN September 30, 2014 at 1:02 pm #

      Feel free to give us a call at the office to discuss your options for evaluation and treatment options: 314-997-2550. If you live beyond the greater St. Louis area and need to find a biological dentist closer to home, there are a number of directories available online:
      http://www.iaomt.org
      http://www.iabdm.org
      http://www.holisticdental.org

    • KM August 27, 2016 at 8:46 am #

      I came across this site as a search about pressing on my teeth causing ringing. More pressing, more ringing volume.

      I do not have any metal in my front teeth, but when they are pressed outward from within the mouth (with my thumb) a ringing is induced.

      When my filled teeth (rear amalgam filled ) are pressed from the inside toward the outside I can create a similar effect. This however, leads me to believe that in my case it is not the amalgam galvanic properties, but more likely pressure on nerves in the head bone structures and/or nerves since the effect is actually stronger from the push on the front teeth with no amalgam or metal of any type.

      • Tanisha Kelly September 7, 2016 at 2:05 pm #

        I’ve had steadily progressive ear ringing for nine years, along with symptoms of swollen sinuses, blurry vision, feeling feverish, swollen lymph nodes periodically, trouble speaking, chills, heavy tension in my neck and shoulders (my neck cracked loudly whenever I turned my head and was sore every morning). My previous dentists and doctors couldn’t find anything wrong. I had ex rays, CAT scans, MRIs, ultrasounds, you name it and they all showed no problems. I went to the hospital or several occasions because I was scared but they couldn’t find anything. I had absolutely no symptoms of having any type of tooth problem.. Until finally, and blessedly, a few days ago I developed nerve pain in one of my lower back teeth. In 2009 I’d had both my wisdom tooth and the tooth next to it filled not with metal but with the tooth colored stuff. I’d had root canal work done on the wisdom tooth. I went to the dentist today because of the pain. She did ex rays but they showed nothing wrong with either tooth. So she did the hot and cold test to see which one was problematic, with some sort of cold liquid from a can (I couldn’t tell exactly which one the pain was coming from). We figured out it was my wisdom tooth that was hurting. She extracted the tooth and a miracle has happened for me today that I must share, out of joy and to help others. ALL of the symptoms I mentioned above started to go away precisely right after the tooth was extracted. It’s as if they’re melting away and very rapidly. That’s the only way I can explain it. I have antibiotics but the symptoms are going away simply because the bad tooth was removed.. The message I have for everyone is to always have your doctor do a very thorough exam on your teeth when you have any of the above symptoms, especially ear ringing (mine had gotten loud and regular). I’d been so scared and started to think I had some serious unrecognizable disease or a diseased immune system when it turned out that all I had was a root canal infection that had caused no tooth or gum symptoms for years.

        • Pierre Bedard November 16, 2016 at 4:29 am #

          Hello Tanisha,
          Good to read your resilience story with a happy ending after wisdom tooth extraction. Are you still free of ear ringing, two months after the extraction?
          I have tinnitus since Aug 15, 2016 and I am undergoing an orthodontic treatment that involves my wisdom tooth only since last summer. I had swollen sinuses, blurry vision etc. similar to you.
          Hope to hear from you!

        • Orla February 19, 2017 at 6:04 pm #

          Hi there I just read your info there on this page & could you please tell me if your tinnitus has stayed away ? Going thru a bad time now 🙁

        • Sas March 8, 2017 at 10:25 am #

          OMG
          I am suffering from some of your above symptoms so bad.
          All xrays normal, had 2 rootcanal and crowns, all normal
          but sensitivity on biting hard stuff even like chips.
          Been to many dentist, no help, am scared to go to any dentist cause all is spending money with no solution.
          even while I am typing so bad sensitive and ear left side as though night insects are making sound. praying God that I get some solution. Migraines, sometimes even palpitation, feel like biting teeth. It’s gotten worse, also stiffness and pulling around my nose from this tooth area.
          They are asking me to take 3d exrays as last 2 years back normal, so now may be cracked tooth
          But they are not covered by insurance. Don’t know what to do.
          Praying.

          Thank you,

          • DanT September 2, 2017 at 7:51 am #

            Hello,
            I have all the same symptoms as the Tanisha, and more. Been dealing with Drs for several years. Same as you, nothing showed on Xrays – BUT, my dentist suggested I see a specialists who could perform a 3D Xray. The 3D Xray showed an infection in my upper molar – right up against my sinus cavities (which blocked the view on a 2D Xray).

            I’m having the tooth extracted next week and praying for the same results as Tanisha.

            Look into getting a 3D Xray – it will tell the story immediately

          • Rose Tucci November 10, 2017 at 3:49 pm #

            I buy a tooth whitening box from Walmart for under $10. I throw away the product and use the tooth guard in my mouth when I am sleeping. It helps to keep the headaches away and the jaw pain and alleviates the stuffiness. I have not found any relief from the tinnitus; constant ringing and screeching. Saving money to see about having root canals removed.

  3. Corina Popescu July 31, 2015 at 5:39 pm #

    I had braces for 2 years, clear ones on my upper teeth and metal ones on my bottom teeth. I removed them dec 2014 and got a permanent stainless still retainer on my bottom teeth and a Hawley retainer on my upper teeth. Do you think this might have anything to do with my tinnitus. It’s a high pitched continuous sound that started somewhere Nov 2014 and it hasn’t stopped until now. I have also noticed that since aug 2014 I started developing trigeminal paresthesia and it was very strong during the month of december 2014 and ian 2015 when I received my retainers… The trigeminal parestehsia, resembled the sensation of bugs crawling under my skin on the scalp, forehead, nose and cheek bones. My jaw was not affected. I still have this paresthesia sensations on my scalp, forehead and checks but is not as strong as it was in dec 2014, jan 2015. I also have chronic nasal congestion and flu like symptoms since oct 2014, which only got worse with time. Only garlic and a good night sleep seems to help. My symptoms resemble a lot mercury intoxication, but I don’t have root canals, don’t have amalgam feelings and don’t eat fish or meat, just on occasions used to, and only salmon, trout. About a month ago I ate a lot of cilantro for 2 days in a row, 2 bunches, and I had symptoms of poisoning, with my blood pressure dropping at 60/35 Hg and irregular heart beating. After about 2 weeks I have noticed on one of my nail fingers a white line that matched the date in time when I ate the cilantro. The while line on my nail bad grows with the nail, and extends on the entire width of the nail. I researched this and looks like it’s a Mees Line, tell tail sign in Heavy Metal Poisoning. Could this tinnitus and formication sensations on the scalp of my head, forehead and checks be the result of mercury intoxication? I was probably chronically exposed, but how long does it take in a chronic mercury exposure to start having pareshesia and tinnitus, flu-like symptoms, where nasal congestion is very bothering and upsetting.
    Thank you.
    Corina

    • Office August 4, 2015 at 10:54 am #

      Unfortunately, we can’t comment or offer advice on specific, personal dental health situations on this blog. You can contact our office directly instead: (314) 997-2550 or use our main contact form.

    • Karen March 7, 2016 at 12:53 pm #

      Look into a low salicylate diet.

    • KM August 27, 2016 at 8:48 am #

      Corina,

      Please see my recent post. If the retainer is creating pressure on the teeth (which I suspect it has to to some extent) it may be causing the tinnitus.

  4. Karen Falbo January 8, 2016 at 3:12 pm #

    I have 2 titanium dental implants in my mouth. Any link there to tinnitus, from which I suffer?

    • Office January 12, 2016 at 4:47 pm #

      It’s certainly possible. You may want to consult a qualified biological dentist who can do an exam and testing to evaluate your oral-systemic health situation.

    • KM August 27, 2016 at 8:57 am #

      I am not a medical professional. I have heard of people that have had cracked teeth due to amalgam fillings not heating or cooling at the same rate as the tooth material. I was told that drinking hot or cold drinks creates a difference in temperature between the amalgam and tooth, because the amalgam is slower to change than the tooth, and maintains its initial temperature longer than the tooth. Thus the amalgam does not contract or expand at the same rate as the tooth.

      In the case of tinnitus caused by possible pressure on or in the tooth, the above (anecdotal) information would seem to lend credibility to the issue of pressure causing tinnitus, regardless of internal (from amalgam, titanium, etc.) or pressure from a device such as bridge or retainer, braces, etc.

      My own experience shows that ringing can only be created from an inside-out pressure. But, I have know way to compare with other individuals’ experience.

  5. Barbara September 29, 2016 at 10:08 am #

    I was just wondering I have a slight hissing sound and clicking in my left ear! As I had a root canal done last year and since I had it done I have like a dull ache in it on and off! I went for a second opinion and the new dentist told me that my last dentist done a bridge and one of the teeth was not strong enough to hold the root canal, he said I have a space in the tooth now so maybe this is causing the ache! I clean and floss my teeth regularly and I am unsure what to do now! Do you think this condition is causing the problem in my ear! I hope I was able to explain this OK for you! Many thanks if you can get back to me.

    • Office October 4, 2016 at 12:25 pm #

      Unfortunately, we can’t comment or offer advice on specific, personal dental health situations on this blog, but we’d be glad to speak with you directly about your concerns. You can contact our office by phone at (314) 997-2550 or use our main contact form.

    • nichola August 27, 2017 at 11:21 am #

      yes yes yes i absolutely think this is causing your problem mine too

  6. Elvis Gove June 27, 2017 at 11:08 pm #

    I exp. Ringing in thr ears…when i apply presdure to the msndible n maxilla the soundvsmplifys….years ago i went to the Delawr clinic on a school program the dentist said i needed filings…(I too think the ringingbis caused by the fillings).most recent i visited sn ent specialist years ago….they blamed the cochlea…saying my ears dont recieve sll decibsls n thats whete the ringing comes from…i am in cobstsnt distrsction n xoned out from the ringing…

  7. Dave K July 14, 2017 at 10:07 am #

    Had tinnitus 24/7 right ear for 4 months. Could not be helped by any doctor. Finally it came time for my annual dental Xray. Culprit was found – cracked tooth root.

    • James September 28, 2017 at 1:34 pm #

      Dave, please may I ask you which teeth? I think my severe tinnitus is coming from my front tooth that has been chipped and repaired twice… very sensitive… Drs and Dentist are lost! Lots of misery and $$…. thank you!!

  8. Waqas July 25, 2017 at 4:09 am #

    just came across this post , pardon for bad English its not my first language
    my T started 4 years ago , it was mild and sometimes loud gave me depression and such but then i get used to it and it went very very low , i use to eat my food from my left side anyways 6 months back i got a pain in my right uper end tooth, the dentist did a whole in my tooth and wanted to do my root canal , i didn’t do it yet .. so i started eating from the l left lower end teeth and after that i started exercise and chewing gum so much like all day .. and then i developed my T again this time it louder .. anyways the pattern is the same … its like one day my T is very very low not even there and the next day its loud and then so on so on .. whenever i open my mouth completely it increases the volume in my T whenever i clench my teeth it increases the volume. whenever i open my jaw i sometimes hear the crackling sound at the left end side of the jaw as well … my T is always on the left side sometimes it feels like its in the head too but never ever on the right side, what do you think about this ? plus my teeth are hurting these days as well , its the mango season here so whenever i eat mango my left teeth does hurt anyways my question is may be my T is because of the jaw and teeth but dentists here tell me that T can never be teeth related . plus my teeth need braces too … today i am having louder T and i bet tomorrows when i wake up i will feel the T in the morning and after that no tinnitus for the day .. if my loudest Tinnitus is 10 then for a day after i feel like its 1, 2 or even 0 .. complete silence.. may be its got to do with jaw movement or elasticity that one day its hard and next day its soft … any tips would be appreciated .. once again sorry for the bad English .. thank you

  9. nichola August 27, 2017 at 11:18 am #

    i absolutely believe my tinnitus came on due to my root canal treatment either they hit a nerve and i have nerve damage (makes absolute sense) or I now have TMJ as a result of having mouth open so long…i never had a problem before and i have several metal filling that I dont think are the problem …

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