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A 41-year-old member asked:

Could the growing of wisdom teeth cause swollen lymp nodes and ear pain?

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Dr. Daniel Rubenstein
Dentistry 53 years experience
Wisdom teeth: If wisdom teeth are erupting it can cause pain in the area of the jaw near the ear. If the gum tissue around the erupting teeth, usually lower wisdom teeth, becomes infected, it can cause swollen lymph nodes. If you are having these symptoms, see your dentist for an examination, and to check for causes. You may have an infection elsewhere in your mouth.
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Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial 47 years experience
Yes: Yes. For best results with wisdom teeth, make sure you are evaluated and treated by a board certified oral & maxillofacial surgeon.
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A 49-year-old member asked:

Will wisdom teeth cause ear pain?

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Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 56 years experience
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 for an evaluation who may also refer you to your physician.
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Last updated Oct 11, 2015

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