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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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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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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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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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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


Dr. Neigatha Graney
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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