Pulsatile Tinnitus

Pulsatile tinnitus is a rhythmic rustling or throbbing noise in one or both ears. It is also the sound of blood flowing in the body. The high-pitched dental drill can be the source or worsen tinnitus. The sound is transmitted directly into the inner ear when drilling the teeth in the dental office. This also happens when teeth are grinding, dental injury involving TMJ, hearing defect, or circulatory disorders. Analgesics, antidepressants, a nightguard can relieve discomfort.

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Should I be concerned about being exposed to a lot of radiation at the age of 65?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been experiencing pulsatile tinnitus for a year. I had a CTA of the brain with and without contrast, CT of the temporal bone, and an angiogram of the brain and neck. I went for another opinion, and my doctor suggested doing a CTV of the brain and redo temporal bone CT both with and...  Read Full »


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Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. It is quite natural to be concerned about radiation hazards, particularly when doing several scans consecutively. However, please be assured that the radiation of each scan is kept "as low as reasonably achievable" (ALARA) so that it does not...  Read Full »

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