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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