I had my wisdom teeth pulled (all 4) 4 years ago. A few weeks afer I had them pulled I lost my hearing in my left side. I've been to various doctors who claim that nothing is wrong with me, that it was just something that happened. After painstaking research, I ran accross a forum that stated some people lost their hearing after having their teeth extracted. I was wondering how a dentist would find this out? Maybe a nerve was pinched? Tooth remenants caused infection etc? Any help would be appreciative.

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  • Nikki

    Nikki 13 - July - 2015, at 11:39 AM

  • Like cycler, I too had sudden hearing loss after my second visit back to the oral surgeon. I was told by my ENT that I could take steroid shots in my ear drum and it's not guaranteed but possible that my hearing would come back. My hearing never came back and I too suffer from tinnitus and can't stand high frequencies like my blow dryer, music, etc. IT's been an absolutely awful experience and I wouldn't wish anyone to go through that.

  • Dr.Ritz

    Dr.Ritz 11 - June - 2012, at 10:10 AM

  • Cycler, Sometimes during infection the hearing can be affected as one of the canals called eustachian tube which opens in the mouth can get infected and cause the problem in hearing. So first take care of the infection and when this infection settles down and healing is there, the hearing can also come back.

  • cycler

    cycler 09 - June - 2012, at 16:26 PM

  • I had oral surgery less than 2 months ago for the removal of a cracked root canal tooth. A bone graft was also applied at the same time. Following that, the pain and swelling did not diminish as expected and increased doses of antibiotic did not help. I finally went to another oral surgeon who opened it up, cleaned out the infection, and gave effective antibiotics. However, during that time, my hearing closed off, and only gradually after the second surgeon cleaned up the surgery, did hearing come back, but not all the way. I have lost all my high frequencies, now have tinnitus, and hyperacusis. My physician referred me to an otologist and an audiogram confirms hearing loss. I have started taking hydrochlorothiazide to dry up any lingering fluids in my inner ear (an electrocochliogram showed normal, at the time of the test.) Also, taking Namenda, which is an Alzheimer’s medication which might be effective in reducing or elimination tinnitus. I am devastated and depressed. I can’t listen to music. SSS sounds in speech are almost painfully loud. The otologist can give me no answer on my prognosis. Should I ask for the steroids mentioned in earlier posts?

  • KKR

    KKR 17 - May - 2012, at 13:20 PM

  • My daughter had wisdom teeth removal Feb2009. She experienced TMJ - joint derangement for which we saw numerous therapists that I paid for. By October 2009, she had lost hearing on right side. My daughter sang for the junior choir of Vancouver Chamber Choir (a notable choir in the world- Pacifica). We finally have an apt in June2012 to see a specialist. My daughter has had numerous hearing & voice since she was 12. There is an appalling lack of concern and responsibility from the medical communities to address issues.

  • Ricky

    Ricky 10 - May - 2012, at 08:14 AM

  • I had upper wisdom teeth removed. Next morning I had total hearing loss in right ear and extreme vertigo and sickness. Vertigo subsided. Hearing never returned. ENT says hearing loss is permanent and not related to surgery. I disagree. What an incredible coincident.

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