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Will an ear infection cause a toothache?

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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management
1 doctor agrees

In brief: It definitely can

A variety of conditions can cause an earache and toothache, and the two symptoms are often related.
In the case of a toothache, you can have referred pain to the ear and vice versa. See your dentist first to rule out tooth pain.

In brief: It definitely can

A variety of conditions can cause an earache and toothache, and the two symptoms are often related.
In the case of a toothache, you can have referred pain to the ear and vice versa. See your dentist first to rule out tooth pain.
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Hard to say

The nerve that controls ear drum pain is a branch of the nerve supplying the teeth on the same side.
There can be crossover pain where a tooth problem would cause ear pain and the opposite could also be true.

In brief: Hard to say

The nerve that controls ear drum pain is a branch of the nerve supplying the teeth on the same side.
There can be crossover pain where a tooth problem would cause ear pain and the opposite could also be true.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial

In brief: NO, but

No, but a tooth infection can cause ear pain.
See DDS for ear pain. If tooth ok, see ENT doc.

In brief: NO, but

No, but a tooth infection can cause ear pain.
See DDS for ear pain. If tooth ok, see ENT doc.
Dr. Louis Gallia
Dr. Louis Gallia
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