ear infection after wisdom teeth removal

Are my wisdom teeth the reason I have ear infection?

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No


Infections in and around wisdom teeth do not generally spread into your ear.
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Do ear infections and wisdom teeth have a correlation?

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There can be a concern if the wisdom teeth are partially erupted and increased potential infections. This could affect the eustacian tubes located in the throat, coming from the inner ear. Usually, infected wisdom teeth, when they cause problems, are felt more by the TMJ, about 1/2 inch in front of the ear. Best to check with dentist and MD to see if there is infection and how to treat it.
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Please its worse now Would you read my symptoms on my profile,just saw another pus in wisdom teeth place and in throat. Tonsils ear infection for hiv

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Blood check


It is unclear whether your immune system has been suppressed or not, but you should see your physician to check your white blood cell count see if it is because systemic or just a local factor, like wisdom teeth infection.
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Most people don't have the room in their mouths for wisdom teeth. Removal is the best option!

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Have had an ear infection ever since Having my wisdom teeth pulled in jan and taken antibiotics nothing has cleared it up, as well coughing ear wax up?

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See an ENT


It is more likely a coincidence that your ear is infected after you recently had oral surgery. I would make an appointment with an Ear, nose, throat (ENT) doctor to make sure that this is not the sign of some other problem. You could also see your general practitioner. Having your teeth extracted will not cause an ear infection and ear wax to be coughed up.
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Sinuses perhaps.


I don't think your ears and coughing up ear wax is possible. But if you had your wisdom teeth pulled...you could have a sinus perforation from when your upper ones were taken out. This feels like an earache and you could cough up crude from a sinus infection. Go see the doctor who removed them or another oral surgeon. Sinus perforations are not common...but they do happen more than thought
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Is it possible for a wisdom tooth extraction to cause chronic ear infections?

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No


Chronic ear infections are usually due to blocked Eustachian tubes. There is no connection between the two.
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After age of 16 get X-ray for position of wisdom teeth with dentist & check for possible removal.

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Bone grew too thick on upper left side after wisdom teeth removed. Constant vertigo/fluid/infections in my left ear. Vestibuloplasty-ridge ex help?

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In some cases


The tuberosity which is the end bone of the upper jaw,sometimes grow and take the place of an extracted wisdom tooth,that might cause discomfort and pain in the area, in close proximity to middle ear that can spread inflammation and /or infection, Get examined by a dentist and ENT doctor for diagnosis and treatment..
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Can a wisdom teeth infection spread to my eyes and/or my brain? it spread to my ears 3months ago and has continuenly gotten worse along with other sym

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It could


Dental abscess if not treated could spread the infection to other areas of the body resulting in brain abscess, heart infection, pneumonia, or other serious complications. Rec.: see your dentist for evaluation, imaging and treatment.
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Where can I go for free antibiotics for ear infection caused by wisdom tooth?

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Wisdom tooth issues can cause ear pain but it is not an infection. Simple anti inflammatory agents like ibuprofen are helpful.A true ear infection is caused by germs and should be verified by visual inspection. If you have a local free clinic, have it checked. Antibiotics are not handed out based on your guess about what is needed.
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I got my 32nd impacted wisdom tooth pulled 10 days ago. I know I have a dry socket. Having pain in my ear. Could it be an ear infection?

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Dr. Howard Schneider
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Not likely


Given your history of dry socket, that is most likely the cause of your ear pain. Ear pain is a frequent complaint with dry socket. Unless you are prone to frequent ear infections it is very unlikely for you to have one now. Go back to the oral surgeon who extracted your wisdom tooth, they should be able to help you manage this very painful condition.

Is it safe to take Bactrim and amoxicillin together? Taking Bactrim for a uti, amoxicillin for an infection after wisdom teeth removal Iam 19yo male

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Usually Yes


It seems the medications are treating 2 different things. If they were prescribed by the same doctor then he/she is aware and made the choice for specific reasons. If they were prescribed by 2 different doctors let your primary doctor know about it. He/she may be able to switch you to a single antibiotic to cover both conditions. Good Luck.

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