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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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Will wisdom teeth cause ear pain?

Will wisdom teeth cause ear pain?

Wisdom teeth: Yes they can. Most often, ear pain is caused form referred pain from lower wisdom teeth, but it can be from pain due to upper wisdom teeth. Go see your dentist and get an evaluation with X-rays. Your dentist can find the source of your problem and recommend necessary treatment. ...Read more

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Could the growing of wisdom teeth cause swollen lymp nodes and ear pain?

Could the growing of wisdom teeth cause swollen lymp nodes and ear pain?

Wisdom teeth: If wisdom teeth are erupting it can cause pain in the area of the jaw near the ear. If the gum tissue around the erupting teeth, usually lower wisdom teeth, becomes infected, it can cause swollen lymph nodes.
If you are having these symptoms, see your dentist for an examination, and to check for causes. You may have an infection elsewhere in your mouth. ...Read more

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22 yearold with jaw, ear pain on one side of face, could my wisdom teeth be coming threw?

22 yearold with jaw, ear pain on one side of face, could my wisdom teeth be coming threw?

Pain: It is possible but there could be other causes. Consult a dentist who will be able to examine you and get XRs. All the best. ...Read more

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Had 4 wisdom teeth removed 5 days ago. Wht would I have tooth sensitivity and ear pain?

Oral surgery: If this is ongoing, that would be expected from the extractions. If this is new, call your dentist especially if there is any fever - infection is a worry. ...Read more

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I had my wisdom teeth removed about 10 days ago and I'm having headaches and ear pain constantly. Is this normal?

I had my wisdom teeth removed about 10 days ago and I'm having headaches and ear pain constantly. Is this normal?

Get it checked out: Each person's recovery time after surgery varies. I would however return to the dentist and have them check to be sure the healing is progressing. If that checks out OK, then see a medical doctor. ...Read more

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Can incoming wisdom teeth cause temporal bone pain and ear pain?

Can incoming wisdom teeth cause temporal bone pain and ear pain?

Referred pain: Problematic wisdom teeth can refer pain to other nearby areas of the head. That is not to say that you might not also have an ear infection or other medical issue. See your dentist for an evaluation who may also refer you to your physician. ...Read more

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Will incoming wisdom teeth cause temporal bone pain and ear pain?

Will incoming wisdom teeth cause temporal bone pain and ear pain?

Referred pain: Problematic wisdom teeth can refer pain to other nearby areas of the head. That is not to say that you might not also have an ear infection or other medical issue. See your dentist for an evaluation who may also refer you to your physician. ...Read more

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Post impacted wisdom teeth extraction have random ear pain in one year. I have developed tmj. Best way to reduce inflammation? Taking ibprofene.

Post impacted wisdom teeth extraction have random ear pain in one year. I have developed tmj. Best way to reduce inflammation? Taking ibprofene.

A few ideas.: Depends on symptoms, and cause of symptoms. 3 signs of TMJ dysfunction: joint noises, joint pain & limited oral opening. Self treat with soft diet, jaw exercises, massage, heat/cold, OTC pain meds. A splint or physical therapy would be next. Occasionally muscle relaxants, biofeedback. Xrays are done for diagnosis. Surgery usually reserved for serious symptoms not responsive to other treatments. ...Read more

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I am having ear pain and stiff neck 8 days after having my wisdom teeth removed. Do I go back to the dentist or to a doctor for this?

I am having ear pain and stiff neck 8 days after having my wisdom teeth removed. Do I go back to the dentist or to a doctor for this?

Dentist: Start with the dentist who did the surgery (he or she is a doctor too!). The dentist will decide on your future care needs. ...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, 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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Is it normal to have mild ear pain and jaw discomfort on the left side of my face after 11 days of a wisdom tooth extraction?

Recovery period: After wisdom tooth extraction. The time needed for pain in the jaw and earache to disappear completely may be as long as 4-6 weeks. If concerned, see your surgeon for post-op exam. ...Read more

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I thought I healed from impacted wisdom tooth extraction, no pain for 5 weeks. Now I feel like I did before extraction jaw pain, neck pain ear pain.?

I thought I healed from impacted wisdom tooth extraction, no pain for 5 weeks. Now I feel like I did before extraction jaw pain, neck pain ear pain.?

See surgeon: Very interesting. There may be some residual inflammation from the surgery or an issue with an adjacent tooth. I would strongly recommend contacting the oral surgeon and inform him of this ASAP. ...Read more

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I had all 4 wisdom teeth pulled Thursday. I have an earache and headache on one side of my head. My jaw is a little sore as well. Is this normal?

I had all 4 wisdom teeth pulled Thursday. I have an earache and headache on one side of my head. My jaw is a little sore as well. Is this normal?

Yes: The ear pain may be referred pain from your surgical site, along with the headache a result of the inflammation. Take your medicine and follow your Oral surgeons directions. If it gets worse contact your surgeon. ...Read more

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Hi it's 3 weeks since my wisdom tooth extraction. I had earache in my left ear which I did expect but that's gone. Now I can't hear in right ear..

Hi it's 3 weeks since my wisdom tooth extraction. I had earache in my left ear which I did expect but that's gone. Now I can't hear in right ear..

See your dentist: It sounds like you may have an infection and I would recommend that you go back to the dentist that removed your wisdom teeth. ...Read more

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What does it mean if my other teeth feel pain after wisdom teeth removal?

What does it mean if my other teeth feel pain after wisdom teeth removal?

Post operative pain: When oral surgery is performed, especially at your age, there is this entity called "pain on healing". It can take about one year for new bone to fill in after having your wisdom teeth removed. It is not uncommon for this type of healing pain around your other teeth to occur. As always, it would be advisable to schedule a post operative visit with your oral surgeon to rule out anything else. ...Read more

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Please explain why does my other teeth feel pain after wisdom teeth removal?

Root exposure: Root exposure is a common problem with wisdom teeth removal, particularly the back sides of the second molars just in front of the wisdom teeth that were removed. In time, the bone levels fill in the socket and these exposed root surfaces are again covered by new bone. Using a good renameling or sensitivity toothpaste is often helpful in reducing the tooth pain during healing. ...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

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Can you please tell me if I will expect more pain after wisdom teeth removal because I take birth control?

Can you please tell me if I will expect more pain after wisdom teeth removal because I take birth control?

No difference: In post-operative pain or healing. However, for women, taking oral contraceptives has been shown to increase the risk of developing dry socket. Scheduling your treatment when estrogen levels are lowest or inactive (during the last week of the menstrual cycle) has been found to reduce the risk dramatically.
http://wisdomteethchicago. Net/birth-control-dry-socket-and-wisdom-tooth-extraction-11823/. ...Read more

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No pain after wisdom teeth removal and nitrous oxide. Is that normal?

No pain after wisdom teeth removal and nitrous oxide. Is that normal?

Can be: If the teeth were easily extracted then post op pain can be minimal. Every surgery is different. Severely impacted wisdom teeth require much more trauma to remove and surgery causes more swelling and pain. ...Read more

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What's a way to eat food after wisdom teeth removal?

Start slowly: Nutrition is important for wound healing after surgery. Start with a soft diet and drink plenty of fluids. You can advance your diet and types of food as tolerated. Some people eat a regular diet immediately following surgery, while others may be more cautious and not try to resume their normal diet for several days after surgery. ...Read more

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What is the recovery time after wisdom teeth removal?

What is the recovery time after wisdom teeth removal?

It varies: Individuals react and respond differently to surgery, as some patients have an extremely high pain threshold and wisdom tooth surgery is only a minor distraction. Other patients may have a very low pain threshold and be incapacitated for a week or more from a simple uncomplicated extraction.

On the average, two to three days is the norm. ...Read more

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What should I eat the day after wisdom teeth removal?

What should I eat the day after wisdom teeth removal?

Many things: No food with particles in it -- especially chicken soup. All broths are ok. Jello, pudding, applesauce, mashed potatoes, scrambled eggs, pancakes, sherbet, yogurt (without seeds), hummus, smoothie (with whey protein), milkshake (no straw!), etc. You must be careful to protect the blood clot on the socket. If this is lost, you will get a dry socket and be in pain fer weeks. Good luck. ...Read more

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What happens before, during and after wisdom teeth removal?

What happens before, during and after wisdom teeth removal?

Consult with OS/DDS: I would recommend a consultation prior to having the teeth removed to answer your questions. The most important step is to have a consultation prior to surgery to have everything spelled out for you- pre and post-op instructions and what to expect. Local or general anesthetic, rides there and home, what you can eat/drink, meds, prior, etc. If being put to sleep- nothing 6 hours before. ...Read more

Dr. Gary Sandler
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Wisdom Teeth (Definition)

Wisdom teeth are the last molars to "come in" to a person's mouth. They usually emerge when someone is 17 to 21 years old. Many wisdom teeth become impacted for lack of room in the mouth, and ...Read more


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Tooth Extraction (Definition)

Tooth extraction means removing an entire tooth or teeth from the jawbone. ...Read more