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Please tell me, could a root canal cause ear pain on opposite side of head?

Please tell me, could a root canal cause ear pain on opposite side of head?

Yes it is possible: And very common because you are chewing only on the opposite side of your mouth. Chewing on only one side of the jaw can lead to TMJ problems and earache is one of the symptoms. ...Read more

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Could residual bacteria from a root canal cause ear pain?

Could residual bacteria from a root canal cause ear pain?

Ear pain: Depending on which tooth was treated, particularly an upper back molar, the infection could cause ear pain. If the tooth had a root canal and you are still having ear pain, check back with you dentist. There may be residual infection, or you may have a different dental problem (another tooth or TMJ disorder).
If there is no other dental disease, see an ENT specialist to check you ears. ...Read more

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I had a root canal 5 days ago. The tooth was dying but not infected. I'm still taking pain relievers round the clock and have ear pain, Is this normal?

I had a root canal 5 days ago. The tooth was dying but not infected. I'm still taking pain relievers round the clock and have ear pain, Is this normal?

It is normal: To feel moderate pain in the area for a few days after your root canal. However, if you have severe pain or pressure that lasts more than one weeks, contact your dentist. ...Read more

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Having ear pain and dizziness since dental crown 2 weeks ago. Tooth doesn't hurt but dentist says to get root canal. Do I know if I really need it?

Having ear pain and dizziness since dental crown 2 weeks ago. Tooth doesn't hurt but dentist says to get root canal. Do I know if I really need it?

Get another opinion: If you are unsure, you should seek a second opinion from an endodontist, a dentist who specializes in root canals. ...Read more

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Deep cavity on right bottom teeth, waiting to get root canal, fixed 2 cavities on top right, right tonsil and ear pain, is there a correlation here?

Deep cavity on right bottom teeth, waiting to get root canal, fixed 2 cavities on top right, right tonsil and ear pain, is there a correlation here?

Yes, referred pain: Tooth infection have the capacity to produce constant boring referred pain to throat and ear. See your dentist ASAP to complete your treatment plan. Good luck! ...Read more

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5 days after two fillings and two novacaine shots I am in awful jaw and ear pain. Dentist said I don't need a root canal. Is it jaw or tooth pain?

5 days after two fillings and two novacaine shots I am in awful jaw and ear pain. Dentist said I don't need a root canal. Is it jaw or tooth pain?

Long time: 5 days is a long time to be in pain. Need to have ears, nose, and throat checked by your md/do as well as revisiting the dentist. Filling could be "high, " nerve of tooth could be slowly dying, could be jaw joint involvement, could be so many other things. Go back for reevaluation. ...Read more

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I have outer ear pain in my right ear after I sleep. I do have a tooth that has a temporary filling on the same side with a root canal treatment. Could they be related?

Many possibilities: Tooth pain commonly does radiate and can be perceived as ear pain. It should be understood, however, that there may be other possibilities as well. I never recommended a temporary filling after root canal treatment. The root canal was done to cleanse the inside of your tooth. Temporary fillings have a risk of leaking and compromising the tooth. See your dentist for evaluation. ...Read more

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Can needing a root canal give you an earache?

Can needing a root canal give you an earache?

Yes: Toothache pain can be referred. People often report toothache pain radiating to the ear, the head, eyes, cheek, chin. ...Read more

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2 days ago I had a root canal on one of my right upper molars and now I have pain on the left side and ear. Could it be related or something else?

2 days ago I had a root canal on one of my right upper molars and now I have pain on the left side and ear. Could it be related or something else?

Fair question...: I would say the pain on the left side is something else most likely. However, I would rule out first pain in the left jaw joint which may be caused by having your mouth open during the root canal procedure. ...Read more

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Is a sore jaw and earache normal after a root canal?

Is a sore jaw and earache normal after a root canal?

Not normal: But not uncommon. Root canal therapy requires that you keep your mouth open for a long time. Keeping your mouth open for so long caused overstretching of the muscles and ligaments associated with TMJ. ...Read more

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Had root canal 7 days ago pain subsides completely durring the day but wake up at night with severe ear and tooth pain?

Had root canal 7 days ago pain subsides completely durring the day but wake up at night with severe ear and tooth pain?

Not normal: May still be some residual infection, an accessory canal, fracture, etc. Pls return to treating Dentist or specialist Endodontist for reevaluation. ...Read more

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Had root canal 2 weeks ago. I go back this week to finish. My balance has been off, my ears feel clogged and sinuses hurt. Could it be from root canal?

Had root canal 2 weeks ago. I go back this week to finish. My balance has been off, my ears feel clogged and sinuses hurt. Could it be from root canal?

Questions: We're the RC treated teeth upper back molars? If not, that answer is no, and cause may be as simple as sinus infection, and your Physician or an ENT should be consulted. If upper molar had RC treatment there is extremely slight chance of sinus membrane perforation, in which case see the treating Dentist or Specialist Endodontist. ...Read more

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I had a root canal 4 months ago. Every once in a while, my tooth becomes very painful and the pain radiates into my ear. Is this normal?

I had a root canal 4 months ago. Every once in a while, my tooth becomes very painful and the pain radiates into my ear. Is this normal?

See your dentist: Some pain and swelling after a root canal is normal. However, if you are still experiencing a tooth ache for longer than a few days, you should contact your dentist for evaluation and re-treatment if needed. Good luck. ...Read more

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Had a root canal 2 mos ago and still have residual infection. I was told abx are not needed. Could this cause my glands to be swollen and ear to hurt?

Possible: If there is residual infection, there can be pain that radiates to the ear. Infections in the mouth and face can also cause the adjacent tissue and lymph nodes to swell. Have your doctor evaluate you for an infection asap. ...Read more

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I had a root canal 6 yrs ago and had it redone 2 rrs ago. I now have throbbing and a weird "feeling" in my tooth and it travles to my jaw and ear.

I had a root canal 6 yrs ago and had it redone 2 rrs ago. I now have throbbing and a weird "feeling" in my tooth and it travles to my jaw and ear.

Possible failure: Root canal therapy is not foolproof. Though good, +/-95% success rates at 15 years, treatment can fail ~5% of the time. Yours sounds like you've developed an inflammatory reaction. The cause can be infection, fracture of the root (s) or unknown. Have your tooth checked by your dentist asap. ...Read more

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I have earache and tender to touch jaw and numbness on the left side. I don't have toothache but may possibly have a root canal on one of the molars.?

I have earache and tender to touch jaw and numbness on the left side. I don't have toothache but may possibly have a root canal on one of the molars.?

Need exam: This may or may not be a dental issue. With numbness occurring, you don't want to wait. Please call a dentist asap who can do an exam, see if it is a dental issue and if not dental refer you to someone who can help you. Good luck and don't wait.

As I previously indicated, make an appointment asap! ...Read more

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I had a restore root canal done on Tuesday. I have intense dull pain in jaw & ear. Should I still be hurting 3 days later? Taking Advil/Amoxiciilin

Rct pain: There can be pain following a root canal until, the infection resolves. If you have severe pain you should call the dentist that did the root canal and report this. They will be able to, help you. ...Read more

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My left temple and around ears often swell, including a little pain, plenty irratation. Could this be caused by TMJ joint flush or left root canal?

My left temple and around ears often swell, including a little pain, plenty irratation. Could this be caused by TMJ joint flush or left root canal?

Vague: Hard to determine exactly is going on without a thorough history and examination. I would definitely communicate with the doctors ...Read more

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Seen dentist today, nerve in upper front tooth dead, tooth discoloured and infected. Need root canal. I have pain in both ears. Tooth related??

Very Possible: Since the front tooth needs the root canal therapy, have that done, bring the infection under control, and see how your ears feel. Referred pain is always possible; no need to look for an ear problem until your dental issues are resolved. ...Read more

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Had root canal Wed, having extreme neck, ear, head pain, fever. Asked for more antibiotic and got it, embarrassed to ask for more pain med, why such pain?

Had root canal Wed, having extreme neck, ear, head pain, fever. Asked for more antibiotic and got it, embarrassed to ask for more pain med, why such pain?

Hard to say...: Fever is indicative of an infection, so it's prudent you continue the antibiotics. Internal bone infections can cause A LOT of pressure, so depending on which tooth is causing you this problem, the pressure my be right on a major nerve. Your dentist or endodontist should monitor you closely... cannot tell the condition of your tooth or extent of the infection over the internet. ...Read more

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Root canal on abcessed tooth on Monday, last 2 days ear. Neck and shoulders hurting, hard to open mouth to eat. No mouth pain?

Root canal on abcessed tooth on Monday, last 2 days ear. Neck and shoulders hurting, hard to open mouth to eat. No mouth pain?

Abscess: The abscess may have spread, there may be inflammation, you may have strained your muscles keeping your mouth opened wide while the dentist performed your care. Consult with the dentist treating you for further guidance. ...Read more

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Right below my left ear I have some swelling. It pains when I touch that area or move my neck. One month back I had root canal treatment in right jaw?

Right below my left ear I have some swelling. It pains when I touch that area or move my neck. One month back I had root canal treatment in right jaw?

HMMM?: It is tough to diagnose this over the computer but a guess, with your recent surgery, would be you may have some infectious process like cellulitis or an abscess forming in the area. I would get checked out with your symptoms and history of the recent surgery. God luck. ...Read more

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Temporary crowns on two teeth, not requiring root canal. After a week, still pain, pain in ear as well. Dentist sees no reason for pain...treatment?

Temporary crowns on two teeth, not requiring root canal. After a week, still pain, pain in ear as well. Dentist sees no reason for pain...treatment?

Treatment: Unfortunately you cannot expect to get a diagnosis & treatment suggestion over the internet by dentists who have not & cannot personally examine you, have not done the treatment and do not have x-rays to review. It may be do to temporary inflammation of the nerve, bite, poor marginal integrity of temporary crown\cement, or other underlying tooth problem. Wait it out, ask for a better explanation? ...Read more

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What can cause moderate to severe pain in the jaw, ear, temples, and neck? My dentist doesn't think that its a tooth, even though I recently had a root canal.

What can cause moderate to severe pain in the jaw, ear, temples, and neck? My dentist doesn't think that its a tooth, even though I recently had a root canal.

Head pain: The symptoms you are describing could be related to a sinus infection which could reffer pain to the area's you describe. So you might see your general physician or endodontist to be evaluated. ...Read more

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Swollen left lingual tonsil for awhile causes a tickle in my ear when I swallow I'm 30 non smoker HPV history also had a root canal on that side 2 mos ago?

Swollen left lingual tonsil for awhile causes a tickle in my ear when I swallow I'm 30 non smoker HPV history also had a root canal on that side 2 mos ago?

No root canal relate: Root canal is not related to tonsils unless you have a huge infection affecting your throat that you can barely breath and must go to the er. Visit an ent. ...Read more

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Ent and no sinus issues been to dentist and had a old root canal removed and had some infection been on penicillin when I eat chruncy my ear plugs?

Ent and no sinus issues been to dentist and had a old root canal removed and had some infection been on penicillin when I eat chruncy my ear plugs?

Ear problema: It's not a specific symptom to get plugged ears when eating crunchy. If, otherwise, you are doing well, I would not worry, just wait until you heal up and see how you feel then. If you have other symptoms - nasal congestion, drainage, facial pain, then you will need to address sinus issues and hopefully the ears will unplug once the sinus issues resolve. ...Read more