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Dr. Harold Mandel
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Can dental problems cause an ear infection? I know it can cause ear pain, but it feels like i had liquid in my ear. The pain started a few days after a bad tooth infection. Can this be related?

Dr. Harold Mandel
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Can dental problems cause an ear infection? I know it can cause ear pain, but it feels like i had liquid in my ear. The pain started a few days after a bad tooth infection. Can this be related?

Yes: A dental infection can spread to your ears. The infection should be treated as soon as possible. Please see your dentist or family doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Earache (Definition)

An earache can be a sharp, dull, or burning pain in one or both ears. The pain may ...Read more


Dr. Howard Schneider
Board Certified, Pediatric Dentistry
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Can a wisdom tooth cause ear pain?

Dr. Howard Schneider
Board Certified, Pediatric Dentistry
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Can a wisdom tooth cause ear pain?

Yes,: Both normal eruption of wisdom teeth and pain from impacted and/or infected wisdom teeth can cause ear pain. If you are experiencing symptoms you should have an evaluation done by your dentist. This might include a panoramic x-ray and/or a referral to an oral surgeon. ...Read more

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Dr. Louis Gallia
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Does an abscess tooth cause jaw pain and ear pain?

Dr. Louis Gallia
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Does an abscess tooth cause jaw pain and ear pain?

Yes: Yes, more in lower jaw. See DDS ASAP to treat dental infection. ...Read more

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

Dr. Nathaniel Chan
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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. ...Read more

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Dr. Warren Strudwick
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Dr. Kara Rosenthal-Fraiman
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Can a toothache near molar tooth give you ear pain and cause dizziness ?

Dr. Kara Rosenthal-Fraiman
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Can a toothache near molar tooth give you ear pain and cause dizziness  ?

Possible RCT: Absolutely. Lower molar can often be reffered to ear pain. Your balance is controlled from your ear therefore all three symptoms can be connected. I would first see an endodontist to evaluate for possible rct (root canal therapy). An if not see your local ent. ...Read more

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Dr. Gary Sandler
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Could an incoming wisdom tooth cause temporal bone and ear pain?

Dr. Gary Sandler
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Could an incoming wisdom tooth cause temporal bone and ear pain?

Referred pain: Problematic wisdom teeth can refer pain to other nearby areas of the head. That is not to say that you might not also have an ear infection or other medical issue. See your dentist for an evaluation who may also refer you to your physician. ...Read more

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Dr. Gary Sandler
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Achy pain in back of mouth along maxilla bone. Ear pain also. Dr says tmj. Pain also behind lower wisdom tooth. Can y mm really cause this much pain?

Dr. Gary Sandler
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Achy pain in back of mouth along maxilla bone. Ear pain also. Dr says tmj. Pain also behind lower wisdom tooth. Can y mm really cause this much pain?

TMD\TMJ pain: We can't tell you for sure over the internet whether your pain is from TMJoint issues or not. I can tell you that while not the norm, some patients can experience severe and debilitating pain originating from TMJ dysfunction. ...Read more

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Dr. Alan Slootsky
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I have bad jaw, gum, ear pain/ pressure from my wisdom tooth extraction done 6 days ago. All have healed except my bottom right one. I went today back to the oral surgeon thinking I had a socket. They said it was right much food stuck in the hole. Can tha

Dr. Alan Slootsky
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I have bad jaw, gum, ear pain/ pressure from my wisdom tooth extraction done 6 days ago. All have healed except my bottom right one. I went today back to the oral surgeon thinking I had a socket. They said it was right much food stuck in the hole. Can tha

It can: If they gave you a plastic syringe to irrigate, then be good about it. Otherwise, get a waterpik. It happened to my daughter...and the surgeon did an excellent job too! It will all be ok once it heals..no worries. If it gets worse, then call the office and ask to be seen. Most likely, it will continue to improve. ...Read more

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Dr. Stephen Pyle
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Possible masseter muscle in cheek strain after dentist? 3 wk constant meds.headache tooth pain ear pain. Wisd.tooth RCT & 4 fillings. Cause of pain?

Dr. Stephen Pyle
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Possible masseter muscle in cheek strain after dentist? 3 wk constant meds.headache tooth pain ear pain. Wisd.tooth RCT & 4 fillings. Cause of pain?

Inflammation: You may have an inflamed masseter from being stretched open too long or too wide; you could also have trismus from the anesthetic injection. Other possibilities include the occlusion being off on the new restorations. Moist heat, restricted diet and anti-inflammatories should resolve muscle pain; if the bite is off you need an occlusal adjustment. ...Read more

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Dr. Daniel Rubenstein
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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.

Dr. Daniel Rubenstein
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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.

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. ...Read more

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