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Have what i believe to be a tonsil papilloma experiencing earache, tooth pain night sweats sore throat hoarse voice..Reason to worry it's cancer?

Have what i believe to be a tonsil papilloma experiencing earache, tooth pain night sweats sore throat hoarse voice..Reason to worry it's cancer?

Interesting: Tonsil papillomas are viral infections, but they do not explain the tooth pain. Hpv types 6, 8, 11, and 13 are known to increase cancer risk. Your symptoms as indicated do not indicate cancer, but typing the kind you have and going for biannual oral cancer screenings are wise in order to prevent or identify early conditions. The tooth pain could be something else. Get evaluated by a dentist. ...Read more

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Dr. M. Jay Petruska
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Ear Ache (Definition)

Pain felt in ear can be result of conditions that affect the ear directly such as ear infections, traumatic injury to ear, impacted ear wax, as well as benign or malignant growths of ear. Pain in ear can be referred from conditions that affect the throat, teeth, or jaw including tonsil/throat infections, dental infections, jaw joint inflammation, benign ...Read more


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What can cause an ear ache, head ache and tooth ache?

What can cause an ear ache, head ache and tooth ache?

Pulpitis : Certain teeth w/ inflamed pulps cause referred pain that result in headaches upper molars refer pain to the temporal area causing headaches lorwer molars refer pain to the ear these are just 2 of the more common examples causing headaches. ...Read more

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What can I do to treat extreme tooth ache and ear ache?

What can I do to treat extreme tooth ache and ear ache?

See a dentist: You are likely experiencing a tooth that has irreversible pulpitis or has an infection, you will likely need a root canal or extraction if it is determined to be the tooth. This is the only definitive treatment that will get permanent relief. ...Read more

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I have a servere tooth ache that's also causing an ear ache. I'm sure its due to an infection in my tooth. With no insurance what can I get to help me?

I have a servere tooth ache that's also causing an ear ache. I'm sure its due to an infection in my tooth. With no insurance what can I get to help me?

Dental school: Is there a dental school in your area--many times they will see patients are reduced or no cost. Check on this. Also you could call and dentist and just explain your situation-you might get help that way also, if not from that dentist, perhaps some information about dental clinics that might be available. ...Read more

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I have no tooth ache or swelling but have earache and numbness to left side of face, ear and jaw?

I have no tooth ache or swelling but have earache and numbness to left side of face, ear and jaw?

Need exam: This may or may not be a dental issue. With numbness occurring, you don't want to wait. Please call a dentist asap who can do an exam, see if it is a dental issue and if not dental refer you to someone who can help you. Good luck and don't wait. ...Read more

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I am experiencing a tooth ache & bitter taste. My neck & ear ache as well. If this is a tooth abscess, is it an emergency?

I am experiencing a tooth ache & bitter taste. My neck & ear ache as well. If this is a tooth abscess, is it an emergency?

Dental emergency: It sure sounds like a dental emergency. Get to a dentist as soon as possible for treatment of the tooth along with antibiotics if there is an infection, which is likely. Infections can spread and cause serious consequences so do not delay! ...Read more

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Can a tooth cause an ear ache ?

Can a tooth cause an ear ache ?

Yes...: This is not at all uncommon. There may be an infection. I would recommend seeing a dentist to determine the cause of the problem. Options for care can be discussed. If you do not have a dentist you can search the web for wonderful reviews. Good luck! ...Read more

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What could cause painful swallowing and ear ache after wisdom tooth extraction? Is this normal?

What could cause painful swallowing and ear ache after wisdom tooth extraction? Is this normal?

A few things: I would be concerned of an infection of some type. See the doctor that did the work ASAP. ...Read more

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Have what i believe to be a tonsil papilloma experiencing earache, tooth pain night sweats sore throat hoarse voice..Reason to worry it's cancer?

Interesting: Tonsil papillomas are viral infections, but they do not explain the tooth pain. Hpv types 6, 8, 11, and 13 are known to increase cancer risk. Your symptoms as indicated do not indicate cancer, but typing the kind you have and going for biannual oral cancer screenings are wise in order to prevent or identify early conditions. The tooth pain could be something else. Get evaluated by a dentist. ...Read more

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I got 6 cavities filled in my left side 4 days ago and now I have a tooth and ear ache that keeps me up at night. What could it be & what should I do?

I got 6 cavities filled in my left side 4 days ago and now I have a tooth and ear ache that keeps me up at night. What could it be & what should I do?

Hard to tell: You should return to the dentist. It could be a coincidence that your ear and throat hurt. Or it could be related to an infection. ...Read more

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I have had a cold & ear ache for a couple of weeks. but I woke up today with a saw jaw & when I bend over there is pressure in my tooth. it is coming?

I have had a cold & ear ache for a couple of weeks. but I woke up today with a saw jaw & when I bend over there is pressure in my tooth. it is coming?

Pain: Are you being treated for a sinus infection? Have you taken any medications or antibiotics? It is impossible to tell you whether this is a sinus, tooth , or TMJ problem. Your primary care doctor or an ENT can examine you sinus. If it is not sinus then se a dentist to evaluate TMJ and tooth. ...Read more

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I have a crown on my back tooth which is hurting now. I have never had a problem with the crown before and it been in over five years. My last dental exray did not show anything. I have an ear ache as well and now my right jaw is hurting and it is hard

I have a crown on my back tooth which is hurting now.  I have never had a problem with the crown before and it been in over five years. My last dental exray did not show anything.  I have an ear ache as well and now my right jaw is hurting and it is hard

Crowned Tooth: The main reason why crowns are placed over teeth is to protect a tooth that has a fracture, root canal treatment, very large restorations or severe crown damage from decay. Even with crown treatment, severely damaged teeth, can eventually lose the vitality of the pulp and become abscess. Your jaw and ear pain may be associated to a tooth abscess. See a dentist right away to save your tooth! ...Read more

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Red bump on the top of my tooth on the right side. I have now developed an ear ache as well and a white lump on the tip of tounge. Suggestions?

Red bump on the top of my tooth on the right side. I have now developed an ear ache as well and a white lump on the tip of tounge. Suggestions?

Unrelated : The red bump may be an abcess the ear ache can be related, or may be associated with clenching. Or it may be an ear infection. The white bump on the tip of the tongue is probably not related to the red bump. It may be coincidental. Inflamed minor taste buds appear often and are referred to as "lie bumps". See a dentist asap. Too many issues to neglect being seen by your dentist. ...Read more

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I have had a real bad tooth/ear ache for the last two. I thought it was my ear, but i don't have fever. Now my head hurts on the left side and feels sick like a bad stomachache. What should I do?

I have had a real bad tooth/ear ache for the last two. I thought it was my ear, but i don't have fever. Now my head hurts on the left side and feels sick like a bad stomachache. What should I do?

Get examined: You will need to see a both a physician and a dentist to rule out any serious problems and to be diagnosed correctly. Regarding your teeth, many things cannot be determined without radiographs and an examination. ...Read more

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I have a wisdom tooth that started to hurt. It got so bad that I had a migraine and felt like a ear ache . Now I have a ball under my jaw that hurts?

I have a wisdom tooth that started to hurt. It got so bad that I had a migraine and felt like a ear ache . Now I have a ball under my jaw that hurts?

See your dentist: If you know you are having problems with your molars I would suggest getting them out sooner than later. If your dentist has recommended having them out it would be wise to follow their advise. Inflammation can develop rather quickly around the wisdom teeth and can cause a sore jaw! Best of luck! ...Read more

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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Tooth Pain (Definition)

Just what it says. Pain may be localized or diffuse, sharp or dull, aching or throbbing. May be from a host of different causes, the most common being infection. It requires immediate treatment, pain indicates the cause has significantly progressed. Please ...Read more


Dr. Richard Levin
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Aches (Definition)

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