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can an ear infection cause tooth pain

A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Jakubowicz
21 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Yes: An ear infection can give a symptom of tooth pain and a tooth infection can be perceived as ear pain. Internal pain is referred or broadcast to certai ... Read More
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Dr. Dominick Curalli
19 years experience Dentistry
Possible: Pain is often referred between the ear and the lower teeth. If you have an earache, you may also get pain in your lower molars. If you have a tootha ... Read More
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Dr. Gilberto Nunez
17 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Depends: If you are having a tooth that has an infection, mostly wisdom teeth/third molars they can cause ear aches, removing or extracting the tooth will take ... Read More

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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
No: Have ear examined by physician. Have teeth examined by dentist. While referred pain is a well known phenomenon, this is not a normal pathway.
Dr. Jonathan Richards
17 years experience Endodontics
No: But ear pain can mimic tooth pain.
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Dr. John Yu answered
15 years experience Endodontics
Not likely: The question is whether the pain can be referred from the ear to the tooth. The external part of your ear is innervated by auriculo temporal cranial ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jake Richards
11 years experience Dentistry
See a dentist: You may think you have an ear infection but because of the nerve tract it may very well be all from your teeth. I would strongly recommend you see a ... Read More
Dr. Kenneth Grossman
43 years experience Endodontics
Root canal: Lower molars that have pulp disease routinely refer the pain to the ear. An endodontist will diagnose and treat. Extraction is an option but saving ... Read More
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
DDS and MD\ENT: See a dentist to evaluate your tooth as to what is wrong and what needs to be done to make it better. How do you know you have an ear infection? Is ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matt Wachsman
35 years experience Internal Medicine
Certainly could be: or a dental infection can cause swelling of the tube connecting back of ear to the throat. Closing / constricting / inflaming this tube causes symptom ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dominick Curalli
19 years experience Dentistry
Possible: Pain is often referred between the ear and the lower teeth, or in this case where they used to be. If you have an earache, you may also get pain in y ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Larry Xanthopoulos
21 years experience Pediatrics
Possible: Any one of these pains can be referred from elsewhere. So you could have a tooth cavity or oral infection that is transmitting pain to the ear or you ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Seek treatment: You need both dental and medical care. Therefore you need to see both a dentist and a physician. Postponing treatment will only cause you more pain a ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Kirschner
8 years experience Dentistry
ASAP GO TO DENTIST: Just tell the dentist about your cold, so the dentist can be sure to wear a face mask and not catch your cold. A cold is not a reason to avoidthe dent ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Rubenstein
50 years experience Dentistry
Ear infection: See an ENT specialist for the ear infection and a dentist for the toothache.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Time for visit: Tooth pain can generate phantom ear pain and vice versa. If your discomfort is not relieved by simple anti-inflammatory meds like Ibuprofen in a day o ... Read More

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