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Question: Intense ringing in ears caused by grinding teeth in sleep?


 workingmama - Thu Jan 08, 2009 8:14 pm

I have had intense ringing in my ears for several weeks now. I am considering a home remedy to remove excess wax for relief but am seeking advice first.
 John Kenyon, CNA - Wed Feb 11, 2009 11:48 pm

User avatar HI there -

Ear wax won't cause tinnitus (ringing in the ears) as a rule, so please be careful with your home wax-removal project, and don't be surprised if the ringing continues. You mention in the heading grinding of teeth during sleep, and yes, this definitely has been implicated in tinnitus. If this is the case, if you've been told or are otherwise aware that you suffer from bruxism (tooth grinding) you'll need to see a dental specialist who can perhaps fit you with a nighttime appliance to help make this stop before it causes more problems (like headaches, dizziness, jaw pain, etc.). This is a lot more likely cause than ear wax, although if that does the trick then I'll be very happy for you.

Good luck to you with this and please follow up with us here as needed.

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