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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

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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 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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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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