I am 25 years old.
I have had a high pitched ringing sound in my left ear for 3 weeks now and a thumping/fluttering in my right ear for 4 months.
I visited the doctor regarding the high pitched ringing and was given sodium bicarbonate (5%
ear drops because I had excess wax in my ears and the doctor couldn't see my ear drums.
The ear wax has cleared up but the ringing is still there
I don't listen to loud music or go to nightclubs, bars and concerts.
I have read about Tinnitus and TMJ and Bruxism. I also notice I sometimes grind my teeth in my sleep but not with much pressure, only as much pressure as when one chews bread.
In July of this year, I had my bottom-right wisdom tooth removed and while the dental surgeon was removing it, the tooth cracked. He was using so much force to remove it that my jaw was really sore for about a week and I had to tell him to stop for a couple of seconds a few times while he was removing it so I could let my jaw rest.
My bottom-right wisdom tooth was removed but my left ear has tinnitus so could the fact that a wisdom tooth is missing be causing more pressure on the left side of the jaw causing the tinnitus?
Even now, the left side of the jaw makes more cracking sounds and the joint sounds rough compared to the right side.
Could this have caused the onset of TMJ and Tinnitus 2 months later?
The tinnitus seems to get louder if I yawn, swallow my saliva or clench my teeth. If I push my chin in, the ringing gets louder and if I apply pressure to my forehead the ringing gets less. Sometimes the ringing disappears altogether until I hear a sound like a fan or running tap water which it seems to react to. If I switch the fan or tap water off, the ringing dissipates.
Does this mean my tinnitus is TMJ related and I could possibly be cured of it?
The sound is driving me bat crazy
Thank you for your time.