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Can A Bad Tooth Cause Ear Pain
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Keep getting bad ear pain, both ears. Throbs about 5 minutes then goes away. Also have tooth sensitivity. Sound like infection?
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?
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.
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Impacted&rotten wisdom teeth, can it cause sore throat, ear pain, jaw pain? Mainly sore throat at back of mouth (annoying). Always swallowing thick mucous
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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