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Ear Infections (Definition)

There are three different types of ear infections that affect different areas of the ear. Outer ear infection (Otitis externa) affects the ear canal and the outside part of the ear. Middle ear infection (Otitis media) affects the middle ear and leads to fluid accumulation behind the ear drum. Inner ear infection (Otitis interna) is a less common inflammation of the inner ear that causes vertigo, ...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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Can ear infection cause intense tooth ache where a tooth has been extracted along lower jaw line . And i can't bear to eat or touch the area. ?

Can ear infection cause intense tooth ache where a tooth has been extracted along lower jaw line . And i can't bear to eat or touch the area. ?

Possible: Pain is often referred between the ear and the lower teeth, or in this case where they used to be. If you have an earache, you may also get pain in your lower jaw. If you have a toothache, sometimes it can make your ear hurt. Your physician can look in your ears and your dentist can check your mouth. Between the 2 you should be able to find the cause. ...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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How can you treat a tooth ache when you also have a cold and an ear infection?

How can you treat a tooth ache when you also have a cold and an ear infection?

ASAP GO TO DENTIST: Just tell the dentist about your cold, so the dentist can be sure to wear a face mask and not catch your cold. A cold is not a reason to avoidthe dentist. Your ear ache may be from your tooth, if it is a lower tooth. It is wrong to suffer in the 21st century. Get help and do not wait! ...Read more

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I have ear infection in left ear & tooth ache on left side, what to do for treatment?

I have ear infection in left ear & tooth ache on left side, what to do for treatment?

Time for visit: Tooth pain can generate phantom ear pain and vice versa. If your discomfort is not relieved by simple anti-inflammatory meds like Ibuprofen in a day or two, an office visit to your pcp or dentist or both may be needed to sort it out. ...Read more

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Will an ear infection cause a toothache?

Will an ear infection cause a toothache?

Hard to say: The nerve that controls ear drum pain is a branch of the nerve supplying the teeth on the same side. There can be crossover pain where a tooth problem would cause ear pain and the opposite could also be true. ...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 don't have an ear infection or tooth infection, what could cause ear fullness?

I don't have an ear infection or tooth infection, what could cause ear fullness?

TMJ disorder: Temporo-mandibular disorder is the second most frequent cause of orofacial pain after dental pain. Earache, ear fullness are the common symptom due to the close location to TMJ. Proper diagnosis is the key to the successful treatment. See orofacial pain practitioner for a consultation and treatment. ...Read more

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Can a tooth infection cause an ear infection?

Can a tooth infection cause an ear infection?

No: These are separate areas of the body that have no direct connection.However, they do share a nerve supply and some people can have tooth pain during an ear infection as well as the other way around. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a wisdom tooth extraction to cause chronic ear infections?

Is it possible for a wisdom tooth extraction to cause chronic ear infections?

No: Chronic ear infections are usually due to blocked eustachian tubes. There is no connection between the two. ...Read more

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Will an ear infection cause pain in the lower teeth?

Will an ear infection cause pain in the lower teeth?

Unrelated: I have never seen that happen in over 40 years of practice and while nothing is impossible, it is extremely unlikely. See your pcp or an ENT specialist for the ear infection and a dentist for the toothache. ...Read more

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Every few weeks my ear will hurt a bit. Not bad just bugs me. What can cause this? Ear infection? I do have bad teeth on that side too. But dnt hurt

Every few weeks my ear will hurt a bit. Not bad just bugs me. What can cause this? Ear infection? I do have bad teeth on that side too. But dnt hurt

Ear pain: Your bad teeth may be the cause of ear pain. See a dentist and start your dental treatment. Also work with you doctor and have your ears evaluated to see what is going on there. This is a problem that will take working with both your doctor and dentist. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can bad teeth cause ear infections?

Can bad teeth cause ear infections?

Definitely, yes: A tooth abscess infection may spread to your jaw, cheeks, sinus, ears and to other areas of your head and neck. A dental abscess is a collection of pus that forms in your teeth or gums as a result of a bacterial infection. Dentist will treat a tooth abscess by draining it and getting rid of the infection. See a dentist ASAP. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Fiala
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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. 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