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can an abscessed tooth cause an ear ache?

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Dr. Jonathan Richards
Endodontics 18 years experience
Yes: Dental pain, especially in the back teeth, very commonly radiates to other areas. It is not uncommon of hear of ear aches. It is also possible that other sources of pain (i.e. The jaw joint or chewing muscles) can refer pain to both teeth and/or the ears. A problem-focused exam should be sought to determine what your situation is.
Dr. Danni Sayman
Endodontics 18 years experience
Yes: That is a common symptom.
Dr. David Kam
Dr. David Kam commented
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 36 years experience
yes, pain in the jaw radiates to the ear on the same side!
Sep 16, 2013

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