Can bad teeth make my ear hurt?

Yes. An abscessed molar, especially a wisdom tooth, can have pain radiating to your ear and the entire side of your face. Tmj pain can also be near your ear. Please see a dentist asap and get his treated.
It is possible. A tooth abscess infection may spread to your jaw, cheeks, sinus, ears and to other areas of your head and neck. A dental abscess is a collection of pus that forms in your teeth or gums as a result of a bacterial infection. Dentist will treat a tooth abscess by draining it and getting rid of the infection. See a dentist ASAP.
And worse! Bad teeth can radiate to other areas of the head. What you should consider is that by not getting your teeth examined and treated, you run the risk of periodontal disease and severe cavities, both of which can lead to serious infections and loss of teeth. Untreated infections can spread to other parts of your body causing serious complications, not to mention death.

Related Questions

If you think bad teeth are the cause of your ear pain will a dentist look into you ear with a otoscope?

Teeth to ear. No the dentist won't look into your ear with an otoscope. However pain in the jaw joint very commonly is felt as ear pain. Your dentist can diagnose TMJD and prescribe correction. Do you clench your teeth? Read about therapy for this at www.grossaninstitute.com. Read more...
Tooth pain. Dentists do not normally look into a patients ear. Further, they can usually tell if a tooth problem could refer or radiate pain to the ear. Most often, there are two separate issues which is why when we cannot justify a tooth problem as the cause of ear or head pain, we refer the patient to their own physician. Sometimes TMJoint issues may seem to be an ear ache but we can isolate 2 joint instead. Read more...

Every few weeks my ear will hurt a bit. Not bad just bugs me. What can cause this? Ear infection? I do have bad teeth on that side too. But dnt hurt

Possible infection. Bad teeth gingivitis or dental caries can cause multiple problems including infection to the adjoining structures. While you should get your ears checked for possible infection or fluid build up, make sure you get your teeth checked every six months. Read more...
What to do: You need to see a dentist for proper dental care and also see your physician to rule out an ear infection or other problem. Searching for answers on the internet cannot help you in any way. Seeing professionals for a proper diagnosis and care can. Read more...
Ear pain. Your bad teeth may be the cause of ear pain. See a dentist and start your dental treatment. Also work with you doctor and have your ears evaluated to see what is going on there. This is a problem that will take working with both your doctor and dentist. Good luck. Read more...
TMJ TMD. Temporo-mandibular disorder is the second most frequent cause of orofacial pain after dental pain. TMJ may refer pain to other areas, causing a headache, earache, jaw pain, ear fulness, neck pain and toothache. Proper diagnosis is the key to the successful treatment. See an orofacial pain practitioner for a consultation. They are the expert in this field. Read more...

I have alot of bad teeth and right now my whole face is numb up into my head and my head hurts and my neck is stiff, but no tooth pain. Can I still have an abscesss anyway? Should I seek emergency help? My chest is also a little numb and hurts. I had a to

Emergency. You are describing symptoms of a virulent infection that is becoming wide spread. You must see Dentist immediately. Do not wait. Read more...
Go to ER. Seek emergency care... broken teeth, whole face numbness, and chest discomfort can mean a infection that is rapidly spreading. You must go NOW. Read more...
Dentist today. See a dentist today. ER costly and will not solve problem. Read more...
See below. Two issues- chest pain - ER. Dental pain - look for emergency dental care. The ER traditionally does not do dental care on an emergency basis other than RX. Perhaps if dental residents are available, possibly more. Read more...

Can bad teeth cause fluid in ears, but without any infection or pain in the teeth?

Answer- 'bad teeth' do not typically produce ear problems. Have your dentist treat you for all your dental problems and see an ENT specialist (or primary care physician) for any problems with your ear. Find practioners that you trust and follow their advice. Read more...
It is possible. A bad tooth abscess infection may spread to your jaw, cheeks, sinus, ears and to other areas of your head and neck. A dental abscess is a collection of pus that forms in your teeth or gums as a result of a bacterial infection. Dentist will treat a tooth abscess by draining it and getting rid of the infection. See a dentist ASAP. Read more...

Can bad teeth cause problems with your ears like congestion, ringing etc.? . I asked my dentist and she said no. Maybe I should find another dentist?

Maybe. Studies show the most common cause of tinnitus is Noise Induced Hearing Loss (NIHL) but anemia, patulous Eustachian tube and in some cases brain tumors called schwannomas and acoustic neuromas detectable by MRI are involved. Workup sometimes frustrating but stay the course start w hearing test by audiology and ENT consult then MRI if needed. Good luck. . Read more...

I have bad teeth dentist said I have peridiontitis. I've been having pain in left ear especially when I chew or drink. Can bad teeth cause a earache?

Yes. especially if the upper back teeth are involved. OTOH, if you have had extensive dental treatment and have had to keep your mouth open for a long time could be TMJ issues. Ask the dentist to check you for this and use a bite block whenever you have dental work. Read more...

I have bad teeth and now I see a red bump with a white head on the inside left cheek? What does it mean?

Buccal Abscees. I agree with most of my colleagues, however if pt is immune compromised or has increased ferrittin or liver disease latest research supports that micro organisms needed iron to become more infectious and virulent. See research topics related. Read more...