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

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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management
7 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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3 doctors agree

In brief: Directly, no

Referred pain to the same side of head and face is quite common.
Ear pain can be caused by a number of things, including sinus infection, grinding your teeth, and even a different tooth. When was your last regular check up with radiographs? Was the root canal necessary due to emergency pain after a lapse in dental care? Have your local dentist give you a complete exam, and the cause will be found.

In brief: Directly, no

Referred pain to the same side of head and face is quite common.
Ear pain can be caused by a number of things, including sinus infection, grinding your teeth, and even a different tooth. When was your last regular check up with radiographs? Was the root canal necessary due to emergency pain after a lapse in dental care? Have your local dentist give you a complete exam, and the cause will be found.
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Dr. Robert Devin
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Dr. Robert Devin
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Opposite head pain

It is highly unlikely that an abscess tooth on one side will cause pain on the opposite side of your head.
It is more likely that you have a second infected tooth or infection .Seek professional assessment.

In brief: Opposite head pain

It is highly unlikely that an abscess tooth on one side will cause pain on the opposite side of your head.
It is more likely that you have a second infected tooth or infection .Seek professional assessment.
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