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Dr. Keegan Duchicela
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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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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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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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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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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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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

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

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. ...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?

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. Ki-Hon Lin
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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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