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Dr. M. Jay Petruska
1,074 Doctors shared insights

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 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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Brain fog. Ear ache. Tooth ache. Pressure on one side of head. What could this be? A

Brain fog. Ear ache. Tooth ache. Pressure on one side of head. What could this be? A

Ear issue??: It sounds like you could be a ear issue but x-rays need to be taken to rule out wisdom teeth issues. ...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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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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I have no tooth ache or swelling but have earache and numbness to left side of face, ear and jaw?

I have no tooth ache or swelling but have earache and numbness to left side of face, ear and jaw?

Need exam: This may or may not be a dental issue. With numbness occurring, you don't want to wait. Please call a dentist asap who can do an exam, see if it is a dental issue and if not dental refer you to someone who can help you. Good luck and don't wait. ...Read more

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I am experiencing a tooth ache & bitter taste. My neck & ear ache as well. If this is a tooth abscess, is it an emergency?

I am experiencing a tooth ache & bitter taste. My neck & ear ache as well. If this is a tooth abscess, is it an emergency?

Dental emergency: It sure sounds like a dental emergency. Get to a dentist as soon as possible for treatment of the tooth along with antibiotics if there is an infection, which is likely. Infections can spread and cause serious consequences so do not delay! ...Read more

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Can a loose tooth cause headache, sore throat & ear ache?

Can a loose tooth cause headache, sore throat & ear ache?

Loose tooth: Yes, it could have an infection which can cause those symptoms. ...Read more

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Tooth pain, ear ache, headache. Back molar area. My dentist looked said no cavity, could it have changed and now be infected? Have impacted wisdoms

Tooth pain, ear ache, headache. Back molar area. My dentist looked said no cavity, could it have changed and now be infected? Have impacted wisdoms

Classic Symptoms: Of the impacted wisdom tooth. If your tooth is deeply impacted or if the extraction is expected to be complicate, your dentist may suggest you see an oral surgeon. ...Read more

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My back teeth on my upper jaw are aching on the right side and ccasionally I will get an ear ache and a headache also on the right side of my face.

My back teeth on my upper jaw are aching on the right side and ccasionally I will get an ear ache and a headache also on the right side of my face.

Nocturnal bruxism: Is the excessive grinding of the teeth and can cause different symptoms including headache, earache and teeth sensitivity. See your dentist for night guard fabrication. ...Read more

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I had all 4 wisdom teeth pulled Thursday. I have an earache and headache on one side of my head. My jaw is a little sore as well. Is this normal?

I had all 4 wisdom teeth pulled Thursday. I have an earache and headache on one side of my head. My jaw is a little sore as well. Is this normal?

Yes: The ear pain may be referred pain from your surgical site, along with the headache a result of the inflammation. Take your medicine and follow your Oral surgeons directions. If it gets worse contact your surgeon. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get severe headaches and severe ear pain from tooth pain? Had 4 fillings done

Is it possible to get severe headaches and severe ear pain from tooth pain? Had 4 fillings done

Very common: Tooth pain can lead a variety of symptoms including severe headaches, ear pain, dizziness, and more. See your dentist for evaluation, x-rays and treatment. ...Read more

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Have a tooth ache for many months and now it is moving into my ear and giving me massive headaches but I have no insurance is there any home remedieas?

Have a tooth ache for many months and now it is moving into my ear and giving me massive headaches but I have no insurance is there any home remedieas?

You have no choice: Home remedies aren't an option. Please see a dentist. If you don't, you are literally taking your life into your own hands. Isn't your life worth getting on a payment plan. This is not going to get better or go away by itself. Go. Please go. ...Read more

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Good day how can I get ride of a tooth ache that gives headache as well. It feel like my head want to explode....Any help will be appreciated?

Good day how can I get ride of a tooth ache that gives headache as well. It feel like my head want to explode....Any help will be appreciated?

Call dentist: There is not much you can do at this stage... Appears you have a serious problem with one or more of your teeth. Otc pain meds may provide slight or temporary relief. Make a call for an emergency appointment and feel better soon. The longer you wait the worse it will get. ...Read more

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It is possible that a jaw ache and tooth ache cause a head ache?

It is possible that a jaw ache and tooth ache cause a head ache?

Very common: Symptoms of toothache include jaw pain, headache, fever, and facial tenderness. See your dentist. ...Read more

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Why do I get an ear ache and headache after having a filling?

Why do I get an ear ache and headache after having a filling?

Referred pain: It's likely that you are having referred pain- the pain from the work you had done is referred to the ear on that side- especially true if it's teeth on the upper jaw. If the pain is in the TMJ (the joint where your jaw meets your face) it could be from opening your mouth for long periods of time and maybe you don't need to open it as wide as you do. ...Read more

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When ever I hear loud sounds or high pitched noises I get a ear ache and a slight headache. Why?

When ever I hear loud sounds or high pitched noises I get a ear ache and a slight headache. Why?

Ear pain: Intratympanic muscles are contracting to protect the ear from noise. These stretch or tense the eardrum which activates receptor pain fibers. Best to use ear plugs or a headset if such exposure is anticipated. Headache caused by muscle tension or splinting. ...Read more

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I got 6 cavities filled in my left side 4 days ago and now I have a tooth and ear ache that keeps me up at night. What could it be & what should I do?

I got 6 cavities filled in my left side 4 days ago and now I have a tooth and ear ache that keeps me up at night. What could it be & what should I do?

Hard to tell: You should return to the dentist. It could be a coincidence that your ear and throat hurt. Or it could be related to an infection. ...Read more

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What are some reasons due to headache and a ear ache?

What are some reasons due to headache and a ear ache?

Earache: An earache can cause a headache all by itself. However, if the earache gets out of control, it can move to the mastoid bone (behind the ear) and cause a nasty headache. This is very serious as this is an infection in the skull and very close to the brain itself.

You should see your physician to be examined. ...Read more

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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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What causes stiff neck ear ache and toothache and headache?

What causes stiff neck ear ache and toothache and headache?

Many things: A tooth infection may cause ear ache and stiff neck. But an infected ear may cause the same symptoms. Start with your dentist and if he does not find a problem visit an ent. ...Read more

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Headache, ear ache and jaw hurts when chewing or opening wide?

Likely TMJ: Most likely due to TMJ dysfunction or a dental condition. Tmj, temporomandibular joint, is the jaw joint which can become inflamed, irritated, dislocated and cause these symptoms. Common reasons are trauma, chewing on a hard substance, bruxism, etc. Etc. ...Read more

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Yesterday I began having a slight numbness on my left side jawline, ear ache and now headache. Could this be a pinched nerve?

Yesterday I began having a slight numbness on my left side jawline, ear ache and now headache. Could this be a pinched nerve?

Not likely: Some toxin, pathogen, or allergen is causing an issue in the cranial joints or associated musculature, in the ear, or in some tooth. Get checked. ...Read more

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I have been having headaches on the right side of my head for two weeks now and the occasional ear ache. Now accompanied by noises while laying down.

I have been having headaches on the right side of my head for two weeks now and the occasional ear ache. Now accompanied by noises while laying down.

Neurologist: I recommend a consultation with a neurologist to evaluate these persistent headaches. Since there is also tinnitus, imaging studies will be ordered to look for an acoustic neuronoma, and, if needed, referral to an otolaryngologist will be made because of the ear discomfort and noises you hear. ...Read more

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Can a sinus ifection cause a headache, ear ache, and fever?

Can a sinus ifection cause a headache, ear ache, and fever?

Yes: All of these symptoms can indicate a sinus infection or they could be something like the common cold. Generally a cold will make you more congested than a sinus infection. Also a cold will probably resolve in a day or two on its own. If these symptoms are not resolving soon, then you need to see your doctor for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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I had an ear ache about 4 days ago and now I'm getting quick sharp pains in my left temple and the back of head. I rarely get headaches. Help?

I had an ear ache about 4 days ago and now I'm getting quick sharp pains in my left temple and the back of head. I rarely get headaches. Help?

See below: Any sinus congestion? Earache may have been part of URI including sinuses, which can cause referred pain to back of head. Try nasal irrigation with saline spray. If not being treated for high blood pressure, might add decongestant. Nsaid (advil/motrin/aleve/etc) can reduce pain & inflammation. If develop fever &/or purulent nasal discharge, see pcp for further evaluation. ...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


Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Headache (Definition)

The medical term is cephalalgia. It is a feeling of pain that can occur on either both sides or just one side of the head or neck. Headaches can be sharp, dull, or throbbing, and can radiate to different areas of the head. They typically last less than an hour but can ...Read more