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If you think bad teeth are the cause of your ear pain will a dentist look into you ear with a otoscope?

If you think bad teeth are the cause of your ear pain will a dentist look into you ear with a otoscope?

Tooth pain: Dentists do not normally look into a patients ear. Further, they can usually tell if a tooth problem could refer or radiate pain to the ear. Most often, there are two separate issues which is why when we cannot justify a tooth problem as the cause of ear or head pain, we refer the patient to their own physician. Sometimes TMJoint issues may seem to be an ear ache but we can isolate 2 joint instead ...Read more

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Can a wisdom tooth cause ear pain?

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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Does an abscess tooth cause jaw pain and ear pain?

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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Need doctor's help! Will nerve in lower left tooth cause jaw or ear pain?

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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Could an incoming wisdom tooth cause temporal bone and ear pain?

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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Can a toothache near molar tooth give you ear pain and cause dizziness?

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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Keep getting bad ear pain, both ears. Throbs about 5 minutes then goes away. Also have tooth sensitivity. Sound like infection?

Not enough: Not enough information to be able to diagnose. Bilateral ear pain not suggestive of infection, sensitive teeth may indicate tooth or gum infection. Please see your Dentist now. The longer you wait, the more serious your problem can become. ...Read more

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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?

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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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.

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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Will wisdom teeth cause ear pain?

Will wisdom teeth cause ear pain?

Wisdom teeth: Yes they can. Most often, ear pain is caused form referred pain from lower wisdom teeth, but it can be from pain due to upper wisdom teeth. Go see your dentist and get an evaluation with X-rays. Your dentist can find the source of your problem and recommend necessary treatment. ...Read more

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Can crooked teeth and spacing issues with teeth cause ear pain?

Can crooked teeth and spacing issues with teeth cause ear pain?

See below: Ask your dentist for a referral to an orthodontist for a complete evaluation. ...Read more

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

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. ...Read more

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Experiencing upper jaw, facial and ear pain on one side of face. Dental exam was fine a month ago. If not teeth what are possible causes? Tmj?

Experiencing upper jaw, facial and ear pain on one side of face. Dental exam was fine a month ago. If not teeth what are possible causes? Tmj?

Contact DDS: If the dentist reviewed your radiographs and did a clinical examination, was TMJ addressed? If TMJ symptoms are relevant the dentist may treat you by making a nightguard that would separate your teeth, to lessen grinding if evident. Otherwise, you may be referred to your MD for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Can incoming wisdom teeth cause temporal bone pain and ear pain?

Can incoming wisdom teeth cause temporal bone pain 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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Will incoming wisdom teeth cause temporal bone pain and ear pain?

Will incoming wisdom teeth cause temporal bone pain 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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Do you think I should go back to the ER for my tooth/ear pain?

Do you think I should go back to the ER for my tooth/ear pain?

No: Emergency rooms are not equipped to treat dental problems. You will need to see a dentist to have your teeth examined for problems which may be causing your symptoms. If it is an ear problem, you should be seen by your regular physician. ...Read more

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Jaw/tooth/ear pain really bothering me. What is wrong with me?

Jaw/tooth/ear pain really bothering me. What is wrong with me?

Hard to tell: So many ailments cause these symptoms. Start with your dentist to rule out any dental issues. ...Read more

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I have a dent in my tooth with some node growing into, what could be the problem. Now experiencing ear pain. Is it cancer?

Exam needed: I can't tell you what is going on. You need an examination to find out what is going on. Start by seeing a dentist asap. ...Read more

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Over the past few days I been having tooth and jaw pain its mild and I have an ear pain during the day and night could something be writing?

Over the past few days I been having tooth and jaw pain its mild and I have an ear pain during the day and night could something be writing?

YES!: Pain &/or bleeding &/or swelling are red flags that there is something dramatically wrong. A small cavity is painless, a large deep cavity is painful as the infection spreads. Don't wait. Call your Dentist now. Could be transient like an erupting wisdom tooth, or could be something chronic and serious. Go for an examination. ...Read more

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Son has ear pain and tooth pain post tonsilectomy I know ear pain is normal but is the tooth pain?

Son has ear pain and tooth pain post tonsilectomy I know ear pain is normal but is the tooth pain?

Referred Pain: If this in a molar then this is probably referred pain similar to the ear pain. Give your surgeon a call to discuss his pain management, or dose his prescribed pain medicine tonight accordingly. I hope he is feeling better soon! ...Read more

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Hello! I had my wisdom tooth extracted on Wednesday. Since Saturday I've been experiencing ear pain on the same side as the extraction.?

Hello! I had my wisdom tooth extracted on Wednesday. Since Saturday I've been experiencing ear pain on the same side as the extraction.?

See oral surgeon: Most likely it is referred pain from the extraction site. See your oral surgeon to make sure and if there is any ENT involvement you will be referred. ...Read more

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I have severe ear pain on the same side as the infected wisdom tooth was taken out. Why do I have this pain & what can I do to get rid of it?

I have severe ear pain on the same side as the infected wisdom tooth was taken out. Why do I have this pain & what can I do to get rid of it?

Lower wisdom tooth: The pain may be throbbing and radiate to the ear, throat, temporomandibular joint. When wisdom teeth cause problems, they need to come out. If you are experiencing pain, swollen gums, lymph nodes and it does not go away or if you find it difficult to open your mouth, you should see a dentist for evaluation, x-ray and wisdom teeth removal. ...Read more

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I had a root canal 5 days ago. The tooth was dying but not infected. I'm still taking pain relievers round the clock and have ear pain, Is this normal?

It is normal: To feel moderate pain in the area for a few days after your root canal. However, if you have severe pain or pressure that lasts more than one weeks, contact your dentist. ...Read more

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Recently had deep filling in bottom back molar, but still in pain and having tooth extracted in few days. Now I have ear pain. Should I see dr or wait?

Recently had deep filling in bottom back molar, but still in pain and having tooth extracted in few days. Now I have ear pain. Should I see dr or wait?

Wisdom Tooth: If the pain in your ear started with the deep restoration of the wisdom tooth, chances are they are related. This happens quite often. Have the wisdom tooth extracted and if your ear pain continues, see your physician. ...Read more

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Had 4 wisdom teeth removed 5 days ago. Wht would I have tooth sensitivity and ear pain?

Oral surgery: If this is ongoing, that would be expected from the extractions. If this is new, call your dentist especially if there is any fever - infection is a worry. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get severe headaches and severe ear pain from tooth pain? Had 4 fillings done

Is it possible to get severe headaches and severe ear pain from tooth pain? Had 4 fillings done

Very common: Tooth pain can lead a variety of symptoms including severe headaches, ear pain, dizziness, and more. See your dentist for evaluation, x-rays and treatment. ...Read more