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What to do if I have painful swallowing and ear ache after wisdom tooth extraction?

What to do if I have painful swallowing and ear ache after wisdom tooth extraction?

It isn't unusual: As the extraction socket heals, the pain and symptoms should subside including the ear pain and painful swallowing. ...Read more

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 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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Hi it's 3 weeks since my wisdom tooth extraction. I had earache in my left ear which I did expect but that's gone. Now I can't hear in right ear..

Hi it's 3 weeks since my wisdom tooth extraction. I had earache in my left ear which I did expect but that's gone. Now I can't hear in right ear..

See your dentist: It sounds like you may have an infection and I would recommend that you go back to the dentist that removed your wisdom teeth. ...Read more

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I still have acute and severe ear pain after tooth extraction, it been two weeks. ENT says no problem with the ear. Can anything be done?

I still have acute and severe ear pain after tooth extraction, it been two weeks. ENT says no problem with the ear. Can anything be done?

Oral Surgeon: Your own dentist or Oral Surgeon needs to evaluate this and see whether any other treatment is indicated. Sometimes it takes awhile, even two weeks or more for complete elimination of radiating or referred pain following a surgical procedure. Contact your own dentist to discuss. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have mild ear pain and jaw discomfort on the left side of my face after 11 days of a wisdom tooth extraction?

Is it normal to have mild ear pain and jaw discomfort on the left side of my face after 11 days of a wisdom tooth extraction?

Recovery period: After wisdom tooth extraction. The time needed for pain in the jaw and earache to disappear completely may be as long as 4-6 weeks. If concerned, see your surgeon for post-op exam. ...Read more

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Brownish/Grey sore on wisdom tooth extraction site from over 2 yrs ago causing LOTS of pain in mouth and left ear. What could it be and what do I do?

Brownish/Grey sore on wisdom tooth extraction site from over 2 yrs ago causing LOTS of pain in mouth and left ear. What could it be and what do I do?

See your dentist: Some conditions like Brownish/Grey sore 2 years after surgery may require further assessment and your dentist may schedule a follow-up appointment or refer you to a specialist to determine a diagnosis. See your dentist for evaluation. ...Read more

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I have painful swallowing and earache after wisdom tooth extraction, is that normal?

I have painful swallowing and earache after wisdom tooth extraction, is that normal?

Few days only!: While everyone heals differently, pain from wisdom teeth extractions should be subsiding after a week. The primary culprit, in an otherwise healthy person, is a high oral bacteria count. If people don't floss on a daily basis their mouths are chronically infected. And... An open boney socket becomes a cesspool that won't heal. Floss daily and have your oral surgeon treat your any dry sockets! ...Read more

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Cannot sleep due to tooth extraction and earache. Please help?

Cannot sleep due to tooth extraction and earache. Please help?

Call your dentist: This could be a complication. Make sure you notify your dentist ;/or primary care doctor. ...Read more

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Post impacted wisdom teeth extraction have random ear pain in one year. I have developed tmj. Best way to reduce inflammation? Taking ibprofene.

Post impacted wisdom teeth extraction have random ear pain in one year. I have developed tmj. Best way to reduce inflammation? Taking ibprofene.

A few ideas.: Depends on symptoms, and cause of symptoms. 3 signs of TMJ dysfunction: joint noises, joint pain & limited oral opening. Self treat with soft diet, jaw exercises, massage, heat/cold, OTC pain meds. A splint or physical therapy would be next. Occasionally muscle relaxants, biofeedback. Xrays are done for diagnosis. Surgery usually reserved for serious symptoms not responsive to other treatments. ...Read more

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I have bad jaw, gum, ear pain/ pressure from my wisdom tooth extraction done 6 days ago. All have healed except my bottom right one. I went today back to the oral surgeon thinking I had a socket. They said it was right much food stuck in the hole. Can tha

I have bad jaw, gum, ear pain/ pressure from my wisdom tooth extraction done 6 days ago. All have healed except my bottom right one. I went today back to the oral surgeon thinking I had a socket. They said it was right much food stuck in the hole. Can tha

It can: If they gave you a plastic syringe to irrigate, then be good about it. Otherwise, get a waterpik. It happened to my daughter...and the surgeon did an excellent job too!

It will all be ok once it heals. No worries. If it gets worse, then call the office and ask to be seen. Most likely, it will continue to improve. ...Read more

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What to do about ear hurts when I pop them after wisdom tooth extraction?

What to do about ear hurts when I pop them after wisdom tooth extraction?

Wait and see: It should improve with time. If you notice it is not improving I would suggest seeing the dentist for an evaluation. ...Read more

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After wisdom tooth extraction, the neighboring tooth and the ear hurts real bad. It has been 8 days since extraction.

After wisdom tooth extraction, the neighboring tooth and the ear hurts real bad. It has been 8 days since extraction.

Get evaluated: It is quite possible it is just post-op pain from the procedure, but it could also be a root canal problem on the adjacent tooth.
Have the pulp testes on this tooth. It may need a root canal. ...Read more

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I'm having severe pain all in my gums and jaws and ears. I had a tooth extraction. What could be wrong?

Tooth extraction: It is quite uncommon to have pain in all your gums, both upper and lower jaws, and both ears all from one extraction. Did you possibly have your mouth open for a long time? Might be TMJ. Speak to your oral surgeon. ...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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Disgnosed w dale ear infection 5 days after wisdom tooth extraction do I have to worry about sockets becoming infected too?

Disgnosed w dale ear infection 5 days after wisdom tooth extraction do I have to worry about sockets becoming infected too?

Not from ear: First you are past the time when dry sockets general develop and also do not have to worry about an ear infection spreading to and causing a dry socket. ...Read more

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Why is my ear and scalp numb after wisdom tooth extraction? Do you have to take penicillin or any antibiotic after extraction?

Why is my ear and scalp numb after wisdom tooth extraction? Do you have to take penicillin or any antibiotic after extraction?

Numb: You have just had surgery. It takes time to recover. If symptoms do not begin to ease off after 48 hours, call the Dentist or Oral Surgeon who did the extraction for a post-surgical reevaluation. As to antibiotics, if the tooth or surrounding tissues were not infected antibiotic may not be necessary. It's the treating doctor's call. If you want more information, call your surgeon. ...Read more

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I thought I healed from impacted wisdom tooth extraction, no pain for 5 weeks. Now I feel like I did before extraction jaw pain, neck pain ear pain.?

I thought I healed from impacted wisdom tooth extraction, no pain for 5 weeks. Now I feel like I did before extraction jaw pain, neck pain ear pain.?

See surgeon: Very interesting. There may be some residual inflammation from the surgery or an issue with an adjacent tooth. I would strongly recommend contacting the oral surgeon and inform him of this ASAP. ...Read more

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Can wisdom tooth extraction cause pain in ears, eye sockets, and throat?

Can wisdom tooth extraction cause pain in ears, eye sockets, and throat?

Yes: Pain can be referred from primary site to adjacent sites. Pain is an indicator that something's not right. Please call your surgeon, the resolution of your problem may be simple and just a phone call away. ...Read more

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1 week ago, had tooth extraction&bone graft for root fracture. Took zpac before&after. Still THROBBING from area to ear but no other symptoms? Normal?

1 week ago, had tooth extraction&bone graft for root fracture. Took zpac before&after. Still THROBBING from area to ear but no other symptoms? Normal?

Recovery: You had surgery. May take longer than a week to recover. Should, however, be feeling a little better every day. If that's not what you are experiencing, or if you would like to be seen for a follow-up visit, please call your Surgeon, the practitioner that knows you best. They may want to see you to evaluate healing, change meds, etc. ...Read more

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Hard lump on back lower jaw after wisdom tooth extraction. Feels very bruised. Won't allow mouth to open. No infection. Pain into gums and ear.

Hard lump on back lower jaw after wisdom tooth extraction. Feels very bruised. Won't allow mouth to open. No infection. Pain into gums and ear.

Tooth extraction: Hi Robin, When was the extraction? For about 4-6 days it is normal to have the swelling depending on how bad it was before the extraction. It will feel swollen, bruised and cause spasms of the masseter muscle prevention mouth opening. Pain accompanies inflammation that is secondary to the extraction and possibly the infection that required it. Please see your dentist if this persists beyond 6 days ...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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Had a tooth extraction 6days ago upper left side... My question is why do I have 4 red spots on the gums and sore where the Dr. Pulled the tooth....

Had a tooth extraction 6days ago upper left side... My question is why do I have 4 red spots on the gums and sore where the Dr. Pulled the tooth....

Call your dentist: After an extraction it is normal to have some discomfort and the socket will take several weeks to look normal, you need to see the dentist so he can see exactly what you mean by 4 red points, can tell over the internet. ...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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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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For what length of time your gums sore after a tooth extraction?

Extraction pain: Everyday after the extraction, you should improve and should have little pain after a few days. If after three or four days you start to get pain again, you could have a dry socket and must go back to the dentist. ...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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Can you get a canker sore after a tooth extraction?

Can you get a canker sore after a tooth extraction?

????: Yes, but the extraction is not the cause of the canker sore. The virus that causes the sores is in your system. The extraction just "stresses" the body to react to the virus. ...Read more

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