A 41-year-old member asked:
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how can you tell the difference between a tooth infection and an ear infection?

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Dr. Daniel Rubenstein
50 years experience Dentistry
See your dentist: Your dentist will take x-rays and do an examination to determine whether any of you teeth are infected, or whether any pain you are having may be the result of TMJ problems. If there are no dental problems, he will refer you to your medical doctor or an ENT specialist.
Answered on May 30, 2015

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