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can gingivitis cause an ear infection

A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joel Doyon
35 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Yes: Yes, the bacteria are activating your immune system and the lymph nodes swell when they increase production of white blood cells to fight the infectio ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernstein Joel
59 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
External otitis: Wearing ear plugs for long periods of time can lead to inflammation of the external ear canal skin. The ear plugs will not cause a middle ear infectio ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
No: As above.
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Cold air: Not usually. Ear infectionudually result from backing up of mucus from the nose.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Stanton
17 years experience Emergency Medicine
Middle ear infxn: It is typically caused by blockage of the eustachian tube that connects the middle ear to the nose, trapping fluid and germs in the middle ear which s ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
No: These are separate areas of the body that have no direct connection.However, they do share a nerve supply and some people can have tooth pain during ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Karsant
38 years experience Dentistry
No: Lower molars may refer pain or other symptoms to the ear so see your dentist for evaluation.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carla L. King
22 years experience Pediatrics
No: Just clean the outer part of the ear with warm water on a washcloth. Her ear will be fine.
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