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Doctor insights on: Ear Infection After Wisdom Teeth Removal

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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

Ear Infections (Definition)

There are three different types of ear infections that affect different areas of the ear. Outer ear infection (Otitis externa) affects the ear canal and the outside part of the ear. Middle ear infection (Otitis media) affects the middle ear and leads to fluid accumulation behind the ear drum. Inner ear infection (Otitis interna) is a less common inflammation of the inner ear that causes vertigo, ...Read more


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Do ear infections and wisdom teeth have a correlation?

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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Diagnosed w dale ear infection 5 days after wisdom teeth extracted do I need to worry about sockets becoming infected as well?

Diagnosed w dale ear infection 5 days after wisdom teeth extracted do I need to worry about sockets becoming infected as well?

Not related: Dry socket is cause by loss of blood clot from extraction socket allowing bone to become infected by oral bacteria. Ear infection will not cause dry socket. ...Read more

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I had wisdom teeth removed may 17 just diagnosed w dbl ear infection do I have to worry about sockets getting infected?

I had wisdom teeth removed may 17 just diagnosed w dbl ear infection do I have to worry about sockets getting infected?

Dry socket: There is no relationship between an ear infection and a getting a dry socket following a tooth extraction. Infections in the ear do not spread to your mouth. You should be fine from a dental standpoint. ...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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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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How to tell if you have a dry socket or infection after wisdom teeth removal?

How to tell if you have a dry socket or infection after wisdom teeth removal?

Dry socket: The only way to tell for sure is to have the extraction site examined.
See your dentist or oral surgeon for an examination. ...Read more

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I have severe ear pain after wisdom teeth removal. Is there anything I can do to ease the pain?

I have severe ear pain after wisdom teeth removal. Is there anything I can do to ease the pain?

Ear pain: This may be normal referred pain - dental pain being felt near the ear. You may want someone to take a look and make sure you don't have an infection though. You can take Acetaminophen or Ibuprofen for the pain. ...Read more

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What are the chances of getting an infection 23 days after wisdom teeth removal. And what would the symptoms be of an infection?

What are the chances of getting an infection 23 days after wisdom teeth removal. And what would the symptoms be of an infection?

Occasionally: You may develop a low-grade infection that occurs between three weeks to two months after wisdom tooth extraction. This occurs because either a piece of food or other debris got caught in the extraction site. See your surgeon for consultation. ...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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Sharp pain in my ear after eating and swallowing only in left ear. Has been doing it after wisdom teeth removal almost a year ago, is it possible?

Sharp pain in my ear after eating and swallowing only in left ear. Has been doing it after wisdom teeth removal almost a year ago, is it possible?

See your dentist: The removal of wisdom teeth can present some complications. Also, after the removal of wisdom teeth, it can change the way your teeth hit together which can affect your tmj. The TMJ is directly in front of your ear canal and TMJ dysfunction can sometimes affect your ear in different ways. See your dentist for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Wisdom teeth removal the other day, might have infection, please help!?

See the doc: You need to contact the doctor who performed your surgery for evaluation to determine if a postop infection is present, and what, if any treatment or antibiotics may be indicated. ...Read more

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What can I do about a secondary infection 7 weeks following wisdom teeth removal?

What can I do about a secondary infection 7 weeks following wisdom teeth removal?

See your dentist: You should go back to the dentist who did the extractions to have it evaluated. It could be a simple matter of a piece of food getting caught in the extraction site or something more involved. In the meantime rinse with warm salt water and make an appointment. ...Read more

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Wisdom teeth removal, 1 was impacted. It started hurting a few days after, it still looks like I have a blood clot. The pain is in my ear/ jaw bone.?

Wisdom teeth removal, 1 was impacted. It started hurting a few days after, it still looks like I have a blood clot. The pain is in my ear/ jaw bone.?

Dry socket: Most common time for onset of dry socket is 3 to 7 days following surgery. If antibiotics were not prescribed it is also possible to have an infection of the site. Fever might accompany the infection. In either case contact the office you were seen at or your dentist if by a specialist. Either can prescribe antibiotics or place a dressing. ...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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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

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

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. ...Read more

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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?

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

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.. ...Read more

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My head has been hurting for a month now ever since my impacted wisdom teeth infection. What do you suggest?

My head has been hurting for a month now ever since my impacted wisdom teeth infection. What do you suggest?

Have them removed: If your wisdom teeth are infected and your head pain is directly related to the wisdom teeth for over a month, you should see your dentist or an oral surgeon for evaluation and treatment. A chronic infection associated with a wisdom tooth can quickly develop into an acute infection with serious consequences. ...Read more

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Lower lymph node behind ear is swollen. Have had earaches & drainage, but wisdom teeth are coming in, too. Is it an ear infection or the wisdom teeth?

Lower lymph node behind ear is swollen. Have had earaches & drainage, but wisdom teeth are coming in, too. Is it an ear infection or the wisdom teeth?

Ear infection: Most likey you have an ear infection because your ear has drainage & you have earache swollen, painful post auricular lymph node. You could be having wisdom tooth too. Please see your doctor ASAP. Feel better ...Read more

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When after wisdom teeth removal will I feel normal?

Varies: It varies from patient to patient and it also varies based on the position of the tooth in the jaw bone. Usually you should feel back to normal after 1-2 weeks. Some feel fine in a couple of days. ...Read more

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Can I tell me how I can recover after wisdom teeth removal?

Can I tell me how I can recover after wisdom teeth removal?

Follow Instructions: Most oral surgeons will provide you with detailed preoperative and postoperative instructions on what to do and not do before and after surgery. Following the instructions provided by your surgeon or dentist will provide you with the best advice for recovery. ...Read more

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Can you please explain how I can clean my teeth after wisdom teeth removal?

Can you please explain how I can clean my teeth after wisdom teeth removal?

Brush all your teeth: Following surgery, you should brush all of your teeth. I advise my patients to avoid brushing over the extraction sites on the day of surgery and to rinse lightly with warm water after eating. On the first postop day they are instructed to use a soft toothbrush and begin lightly brushing over the extraction sites on the second postoperative day, they begin brushing normally over the sites. ...Read more

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I have severe pain 8 days after wisdom teeth removal?

I have severe pain 8 days after wisdom teeth removal?

Get it checked: Please go back to your dentist. In general you should not be in any pain by now, your condition may have been more difficult or you could have developed some secondary infection or a dry socket. Only your dentist can tell you. Hope you get better soon. ...Read more

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My cheeks are still swollen after wisdom teeth removal. What should I do?

My cheeks are still swollen after wisdom teeth removal. What should I do?

Consult surgeon: Facial swelling after third molar surgery is common and expected. If the swelling persists for more than a week, there may be an associated post-op infection. Consult with the treating surgeon. Meanwhile, hot saline (salt in how water-swish and expectorate) will help some. ...Read more

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Is there a reason why I am still swollen after wisdom teeth removal?

Is there a reason why I am still swollen after wisdom teeth removal?

Very common: The swelling often peak 3 or 4 days after the surgery and should completely subside about 7-10 days after the surgery. If concerned, see your dentist/surgeon. ...Read more

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Please help I have jaw pain after wisdom teeth removal?

Please help I have jaw pain after wisdom teeth removal?

Call the dentist: Who removed your teeth for advice as to how best to handle the pain. ...Read more

Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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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