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Dr. M. Jay Petruska
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Ear Ache (Definition)

Pain felt in ear can be result of conditions that affect the ear directly such as ear infections, traumatic injury to ear, impacted ear wax, as well as benign or malignant growths of ear. Pain in ear can be referred from conditions that affect the throat, teeth, or jaw including tonsil/throat infections, dental infections, jaw joint inflammation, benign ...Read more


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I have a wisdom tooth that started to hurt. It got so bad that I had a migraine and felt like a ear ache. Now I have a ball under my jaw that hurts?

I have a wisdom tooth that started to hurt. It got so bad that I had a migraine and felt like a ear ache. Now I have a ball under my jaw that hurts?

See your dentist: If you know you are having problems with your molars I would suggest getting them out sooner than later. If your dentist has recommended having them out it would be wise to follow their advise. Inflammation can develop rather quickly around the wisdom teeth and can cause a sore jaw! Best of luck! ...Read more

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What to do if I have painful swallowing and ear ache after wisdom tooth extraction?

What to do if I have painful swallowing and ear ache after wisdom tooth extraction?

It isn't unusual: As the extraction socket heals, the pain and symptoms should subside including the ear pain and painful swallowing. ...Read more

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What could cause painful swallowing and ear ache after wisdom tooth extraction? Is this normal?

What could cause painful swallowing and ear ache after wisdom tooth extraction? Is this normal?

A few things: I would be concerned of an infection of some type. See the doctor that did the work ASAP. ...Read more

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Bottom wisdom tooth never came in. Had molar pulled a few years ago & now having jaw, ear pain, sore swollen gum where wisdom tooth is under gum.?

Bottom wisdom tooth never came in. Had molar pulled a few years ago & now having jaw, ear pain, sore swollen gum where wisdom tooth is under gum.?

Impacted tooth: We could guess as to the cause of your problem or you could see a dentist to know for sure. I think the second choice is a better one. May be related to an impacted wisdom tooth or a number of other issues as TMJ and ear infection. Can be all related or separate issues. ...Read more

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Wisdom teeth impacted and will be extracted in the meantime for the past week I have been having bad jaw pain & ear ache. Is this tmj or wisdom teeth?

Wisdom teeth impacted and will be extracted in the meantime for the past week I have been having bad jaw pain & ear ache. Is this tmj or wisdom teeth?

Likely wisdom teeth: Probably the teeth, however, a natural response to tooth pain is to clench against it. This can cause joint and muscle pain. Speak to the Oral Surgeon -- maybe they can move you up. Good Luck. ...Read more

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Four wisdom teeth pulled last week and I have the biggest ear ache on right side. And throbbing pain in my first upper molar. Denist says not to worry?

Four wisdom teeth pulled last week and I have the biggest ear ache on right side. And throbbing pain in my first upper molar. Denist says not to worry?

Dry socket: The symptoms you describe are very classic for a dry socket. This happens when the blood clot in extraction site breaks down. This needs to be treated by cleaning out the site and placing a special packing. You need to be seen by an oral surgeon. Do not take no for an answer. ...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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Infected wisdom tooth removed 6d ago. Achey jaw/ear pain ystrday. Stitches out today--no dry socket but he put med pack anyway. Should I be concerned?

Infected wisdom tooth removed 6d ago. Achey jaw/ear pain ystrday. Stitches out today--no dry socket but he put med pack anyway. Should I be concerned?

Ask your dentist: It seems as you dentist has the situation under control, wisdom tooth still causing pain after a week can be an issue, if the pain is tapering of I would say that you are on you way to a good recovery, but this should be best addressed by your dentist. Good luck. ...Read more

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Hello! I had my wisdom tooth extracted on Wednesday. Since Saturday I've been experiencing ear pain on the same side as the extraction.?

Hello! I had my wisdom tooth extracted on Wednesday. Since Saturday I've been experiencing ear pain on the same side as the extraction.?

See oral surgeon: Most likely it is referred pain from the extraction site. See your oral surgeon to make sure and if there is any ENT involvement you will be referred. ...Read more

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Can a wisdom tooth cause ear pain?

Can a wisdom tooth cause ear pain?

Yes,: Both normal eruption of wisdom teeth and pain from impacted and/or infected wisdom teeth can cause ear pain. If you are experiencing symptoms you should have an evaluation done by your dentist. This might include a panoramic x-ray and/or a referral to an oral surgeon. ...Read more

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I have severe ear pain on the same side as the infected wisdom tooth was taken out. Why do I have this pain & what can I do to get rid of it?

I have severe ear pain on the same side as the infected wisdom tooth was taken out. Why do I have this pain & what can I do to get rid of it?

Lower wisdom tooth: The pain may be throbbing and radiate to the ear, throat, temporomandibular joint. When wisdom teeth cause problems, they need to come out. If you are experiencing pain, swollen gums, lymph nodes and it does not go away or if you find it difficult to open your mouth, you should see a dentist for evaluation, x-ray and wisdom teeth removal. ...Read more

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Could an incoming wisdom tooth cause temporal bone and ear pain?

Could an incoming wisdom tooth cause temporal bone 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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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?

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 my lower right wisdom tooth never came in. I am now having a lot of ear pain, jaw and floor of mouth pain. Could this tooth be the culprit?

I my lower right wisdom tooth never came in. I am now having a lot of ear pain, jaw and floor of mouth pain. Could this tooth be the culprit?

Wisdom tooth: See your dentist to find out if the wisdom tooth is causing your symptoms. If not you can be referred for further evaluation by whomever the dentist advises. ...Read more

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Achy pain in back of mouth along maxilla bone. Ear pain also. Dr says tmj. Pain also behind lower wisdom tooth. Can y mm really cause this much pain?

Achy pain in back of mouth along maxilla bone. Ear pain also. Dr says tmj. Pain also behind lower wisdom tooth. Can y mm really cause this much pain?

TMD\TMJ pain: We can't tell you for sure over the internet whether your pain is from TMJoint issues or not. I can tell you that while not the norm, some patients can experience severe and debilitating pain originating from TMJ dysfunction. ...Read more

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Dr. Richard Levin
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