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Need doctor's help! will nerve in lower left tooth cause jaw or ear pain?

3 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Nathaniel Chan
21 years experience
Possible: Some patients experience referred pain from a tooth infection. Patients can report pain on the upper teeth, the side of their face, pain up to their ears, and headaches. However, get evaluated to see if this is true in your case, or if something else is going on.
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 41 years experience
It can: You may experience pain on the left side of your face, ear, neck, and/or head. Have it taken care of asap to avoid an emergency situation.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 54 years experience
It can: Toothache is sign of serious infection. The more the infection spreads, the more peripheral symptoms. The tooth requires immediate attention (filling and/or root canal or extraction) to treat and to prevent spread of infection. Antibiotics may help control the spread of infection, but will not cure the infection. Lease put down the computer and call your dentist now.
Dr. Douglas Green
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Tooth pain refereed to ear or jaw means that the tooth needs professional dental evaluation. Remember tooth infection can cause other infections in the body. Strep Viridans heart valve infect can happen. Tooth infection is not benign... See a Dentist.
Nov 27, 2013

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