I'll try my best to keep this post short.
When I was 8, I had a serious accident when I lost all of my milk teeth and broke my jaw. I got some stitches, it all healed up after few months. I'm 22 now, I have my adult teeth and you can't really tell anything ever happened just by looking at me. It's not a big deal, but since then I would have jaw pains lasting for few days, like twice a year. I also found out that I brux my teeth occasionally but I'm not sure if it's related to this accident.
So my tinnitus started 3 weeks ago and I've been trying to find the cause. I did an x-ray and turns out the right side of my jaw healed improperly and is a bit crooked. Fixing it would require a surgery. I asked my doctor if it would get rid of my tinnitus and he replied "well, maybe. We can only find out if we do it." He suggested to use braces overnight to protect my teeth from grinding but it won't fix the cause.
Now the golden question - do you think it's worth it? My rare jaw pains and bruxism don't bother me too much and I'm scared of surgery. It's hard to say if my tinnitus is related to this jaw problem, it appeared only 3 weeks ago. I would have T occasionally but never that intense. My hearing is fine, by the way.
What do you think? Would you do the surgery?