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A 33-year-old female asked about a female:

i have outer ear pain in my right ear after i sleep. i do have a tooth that has a temporary filling on the same side with a root canal treatment. could they be related?

3 doctor answers8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Richard Leaderman
Dentistry 49 years experience
See your dentist!: It may not be your tooth. You could be grinding your teeth at night. This could cause temporomandibular joint (TMJ) pain. Common symptoms are: pain or tenderness in the face, jaw joint area, neck and shoulders, and in or around the ear when you chew, speak, or open your mouth wide. If this is the case you will need to ware a night guard.
Dr. Jonathan Richards
Endodontics 18 years experience
Many possibilities: Tooth pain commonly does radiate and can be perceived as ear pain. It should be understood, however, that there may be other possibilities as well. I never recommended a temporary filling after root canal treatment. The root canal was done to cleanse the inside of your tooth. Temporary fillings have a risk of leaking and compromising the tooth. See your dentist for evaluation.
Dr. Reena Gupta
Dentistry 19 years experience
could be: There could be pain.In ear if it is the same area as tooth needing rct ..From spreading of infection..Should get it checked by dentist as well as ent..To make sure there is no ear infection.

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