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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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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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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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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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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?

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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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


Dr. Ronald Krauser
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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