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A 22-year-old male asked:

can a lower missing molar cause tinnitus? my ears are fine so my doctor said it's because of that cuz my jaw muscles doesn't work properly anymore!

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Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 58 years experience
Tinnitus: I don't think a missing molar can cause tinnitus.
Dr. Louis Gallia
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 45 years experience
TMJ: TMJ patients will sometimes have tinnitus. If you have TMJ symptoms possible related.
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 36 years experience
Not likely: Tinnitus is a sound that is generated in the brain and could sound like like a radio transmitter. There is no cure for tinnitus, but it often becomes less noticeable and more manageable over time. See an ENT for examination.

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Last updated Oct 15, 2015

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