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A 43-year-old female asked:

Can a cavity in wisdom tooth cause jaw discomfort, ear pain and burning on the mucosa around tooth but no tooth pain. maxilla soreness inside mouth.

4 doctor answers9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Manjeet Singh
Cardiac Electrophysiology 11 years experience
Yes: this is likely secondary to nerve irritation. See your dentist asap. May take ibuprofen for pain.
Dr. Daniel Rubenstein
Dentistry 52 years experience
Yes: But so can infections around the tooth, TMJ dysfunction, and an ear infection. This can only be accurately diagnosed with a clinical and visual examination. Make an appt with your dentist and/or an ENT specialist.
Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial 46 years experience
Yes.: Yes. For best results with wisdom teeth, make sure you are evaluated and treated by a board certified oral & maxillofacial surgeon.
Dr. Robert Mokbel
Dentistry 43 years experience
Wisdom teeth: Yes, it could be TMJ syndrome. You should see a dentist or an Oral surgeon, get some X-rays or/ and a CT scan to properly diagnose and eliminate the wisdom tooth as an issue. In general, With a wisdom tooth decayed, I would get the wisdom tooth out of the way first to eliminate it as a culprit. Stay safe.
Last updated Nov 7, 2020

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