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Livonia, MI
A 39-year-old female asked:

Dr. says ear infection, gave leviqun & motrin still in a lot of pain 2 days later in ear jaw & upper & lower teeth could it be a tooth problem?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Joseph Kim
Dentistry 27 years experience
pain is related: Jaw pain, ear pain and toothache pain can all be related. Finish your prescription as directed and definitely make an appointment to have your mouth examined by a dentist to identify the possibility of tooth infections. You'll be happy you did.
Dr. Howard Schneider
Pediatric Dentistry 35 years experience
Possibly: Ear infections can cause referred pain in lower teeth and jaws. Likewise, lower tooth dental pain can be referred to the ears. One possibility could be wisdom teeth (third molars). If your M.D. Is not absolutely sure this is an ear infection, then you should have an evaluation by a dentist as well to mae sure the problem is not actually your wisdom teeth and not your ears at all.
Last updated Jul 18, 2014

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