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Wisdom tooth removal tooth sensitivity and ear pain

A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christine Hom
29 years experience Pediatrics
Oral surgery: If this is ongoing, that would be expected from the extractions. If this is new, call your dentist especially if there is any fever - infection is a ... Read More
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A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Astrachan
36 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
See your doctor: You need someone to look in your ear today. Although it might be wax or fluid it could also be a viral hearing loss. Your primary care doctor should b ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Robert Douglas
50 years experience Orthodontics
See Dentist: Your dentist can tell you if anything is going on
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Deborah Ungerleider
35 years experience Pediatrics
Yes, you can still: have ear pain, but you should have a doctor check your ears.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Referred pain: Problematic wisdom teeth can refer pain to other nearby areas of the head. That is not to say that you might not also have an ear infection or other m ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Yes: Severity of pain depends on severity of the procedure. Have your surgeon examine you for any post operative complications.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Wisdom tooth pain: Can to refer to other nearby areas of the head such as your ears. That is not to say that you might not also have an ear infection. See your dentist f ... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Possibly: But does it really matter? You're uncomfortable, in pain, and need of care. Call a local dentist for an appointment, and feel better soon.
A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Gottlieb
40 years experience Dentistry
Not clear: If the wisdom tooth is extensively decayed and restored it may be better to have it removed. Eve though not impacted it may be so far back in the mou ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Referred pain: Problematic wisdom teeth can refer pain to other nearby areas of the head. That is not to say that you might not also have an ear infection or other m ... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Don't be scared: Seek the help of an oral surgeon. That tooth may need to be extracted.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Cohen
41 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
It need removal: Wisdom tooth infections or infections of the tissue around a wisdom tooth can only be treated successfully with removal of the tooth. Most likely you ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Referred pain: Problematic wisdom teeth can refer pain to other nearby areas of the head. That is not to say that you might not also have an ear infection or other m ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
The opposite is true: flossing your teeth after a meal can help to prevent gum disease and teeth to shift.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Your question?: See your dentist, speak to your dentist, ask your dentist for treatment and advice. I'm not sure what specific questions you have.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. John DeWolf
39 years experience Dentistry
It can: Cause pain that will feel like it is coming from the ear but it is most likely coming from tissues immediately adjacent to the ear.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jimmy Lin
Dr. Jimmy Lin answered
25 years experience Internal Medicine
Could be.: It could cause swelling. Try antiinfective mouth wash to reduce the swelling, .
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Moretta
38 years experience Dentistry
Yes: Unless it is a wisdom tooth, I agree with your dentist, especially at your age. It is better to keep your natural teeth as long as possible. A root c ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Tooth pain: If your adjacent teeth hurt following the extraction, they may have been inflamed by the procedure, or the pain may be radiating down one of the alveo ... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Question ?: Your post did not include a question. But from the facts you listed, it appears that that wisdom tooth needs to be extracted. Please call a local dent ... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Manjeet Singh
9 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
Yes: this is likely secondary to nerve irritation. See your dentist asap. May take ibuprofen for pain.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jake Richards
11 years experience Dentistry
Yes: Neuralgia is pain that can be difficult to determine the origin. Teeth can cause deep/sharp shooting pains that radiate and/or refer to other areas s ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Roberts
10 years experience Family Medicine
Possibly....: You could feel referred pain to that ear.

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