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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?

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?

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. ...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

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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

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

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. ...Read more

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Dealing with Wisdom Teeth (Checklist)

See dentist/oral surgeon for evaluation
Once
Have wisdom teeth extracted if unable to maintain or impacted
Once
Take NSAIDs if dealing with pain/swelling from wisdom teeth
Daily
Rinse with warm salty water if experiencing gum swelling around teeth
Daily
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Are my wisdom teeth the reason I have ear infection?

Are my wisdom teeth the reason I have ear infection?

No: Infections in and around wisdom teeth do not generally spread into your ear. ...Read more

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Do ear infections and wisdom teeth have a correlation?

Wisdom teeth and ear: 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. ...Read more

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Dealing with Wisdom Teeth (Checklist)

If they're malpositioned or impacted discuss removal with your dentist
Once
Make sure you take care of them like any other tooth in the mouth
Once
If removal becomes necessary, see an oral surgeon for consultation
Once
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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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Mild ear pain 9 days after wisdom teeth removal. Should it last this long?

Mild ear pain 9 days after wisdom teeth removal. Should it last this long?

Ear pain: Pain may be due to the severity of pre-op infection, the amount of bone removed during surgery, or from TMJ stress from opening during surgery. Check with your surgeon to make sure there are no post-op complications. ...Read more

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Dealing with Wisdom Teeth (Checklist)

If partially erupted, keep them clean to prevent a local infection
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If erupted but endangering other teeth, have them removed
Once
If impacted, have them checked yearly for cysts & if found remove
Yearly
Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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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

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Wisdom Teeth (Definition)

Wisdom teeth are the last or 3rd molars to erupt in the mouth. It usually occurs around ages 17-21 and many become impacted for lack of room. Wisdom teeth are the hardest to reach, clean, and have restorative done to. This is the main reason for ...Read more

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