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Will an ear infection cause a toothache?

Will an ear infection cause a toothache?

It definitely can: A variety of conditions can cause an earache and toothache, and the two symptoms are often related. In the case of a toothache, you can have referred pain to the ear and vice versa. See your dentist first to rule out tooth pain. ...Read more

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Dr. James Ferguson
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Ear Infection (Definition)

Collection of purulent fluid behind tympanic membrane- many times secondary to nasal congestion/ viral uri- that can cause bulging of tympanic membrane, pain, redness or distortion of typical anatomic landmarks of membrane, poor mobility of membrane ultimately, tm can perforate or rupture with subsequent drainage of fluid into the ear canal. May take months for fluid from ...Read more


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Could an ear infection be the cause of locking jaw, congestion, and a toothache?

Could an ear infection be the cause of locking jaw, congestion, and a toothache?

Tmd or tmj dysfuncti: Tmj dysfunction can often manifest in similar ways . The symptoms can include an itchy feeling in the ear to painful symptoms in the ear due to clenching and or grinding. The large muscle in front of the ear that is responsible for chewing and clenching can become tender due to overuse. If you touch the muscle body it can be painful and may radiate into the jaw or temples. Locking can occur. ...Read more

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I have a toothache and an earache....i also have a history of chronic ear infections. Is my tooth causing my earach? HHa

I have a toothache and an earache....i also have a history of chronic ear infections. Is my tooth causing my earach? HHa

Possible: Any one of these pains can be referred from elsewhere. So you could have a tooth cavity or oral infection that is transmitting pain to the ear or you could have an ear infection that is radiating pain to the jaw or tooth ...Read more

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Ear infection leading to toothache. What should I treat first?

Ear infection leading to toothache. What should I treat first?

No: An ear infection does not lead to a tooth ache. I agree that dental pain can refer pain to the side of the face (earache or more properly otalgia). But the two problems if they coexist are unrelated except for the referral of dental pain to the side of the face. You probably need to see both a dentist and an ENT doctor. ...Read more

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I have extreme tooth pain with an ear infection what should I do?

I have extreme tooth pain with an ear infection what should I do?

Root canal: Lower molars that have pulp disease routinely refer the pain to the ear. An endodontist will diagnose and treat. Extraction is an option but saving teeth is better if possible. ...Read more

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Tooth pain, into jaw and ear.. Ear infection?? Tolerable until am when I wake up..

Tooth pain, into jaw and ear.. Ear infection?? Tolerable until am when I wake up..

Certainly could be: or a dental infection can cause swelling of the tube connecting back of ear to the throat. Closing / constricting / inflaming this tube causes symptoms of ear infection when it's actually dental cannot say in your particular case, ...Read more

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Dr. Gregory Moneta
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


Dr. Oscar Novick
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Otitis Media (Definition)

Otitis media is also known as Middle ear infection. Otitis media is an infection of the middle ear, which is located just behind the eardrum. Patients may have ear pain, ...Read more