Is jaw pain connected to ear infections?

Possibly. Consult your ENT physician first. You do have the option of consulting an orofacial pain dentist (find one on www.Aaop.Org).
Possible. An ear infection may refer pain to your teeth, often lower molars. The same is true in reverse. Pain from lower teeth often makes your ear hurt. See a dentist or ENT specialist to help figure out where the problem is.
Can be. Ear infections can cause jaw pain. Conversely, jaw joint pain can be confused with ear pain. Many MDs have misdiagnosed jaw joint problems as "ear infection". Ask you dentist to sort out if there is a discrepancy.

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Can jaw pain be from an ear infection?

Yes or . The teeth ; or jaw joint may cause significant ear pain. There is some crossover in the nerve that assesses pain from this area as a branch supply's the ear drum while another supplies the gum line ; jaw. Read more...
Yes. Ear infection can cause jaw pain. Jaw (TMJ) pain can cause ear pain. Both often misdiagnosed. If unclear about diagnosis, see TMJ expert. Any dentist can be a TMJ expert with the proper training and experience. Most commonly, oral surgeons, prosthodontists, and orofacial pain specialists. Ask your MD, your dentist and your dental society for referrals. Read more...

Can jaw pain be a side effect to ear infections?

Inflammation. Your jaw pain is probably secondary to inflammation from the ear infection. It is not a side effect, but a result of the infection. Read more...
Yes, but. Yes, but - i have seen many young patients who go into the MDs office with your complaints. Doc looks in ear, sees nothing. He tells patient "ear infection", prescribes antibiotics. No improvement. If your jaw pain persists after treatment of your "ear infection" see a TMJ expert. Any dentist can be a TMJ expert with the proper training and experience. Most commonly, oral surgeons, prosthodontists. Read more...
Not likely. See your dentist for examination, x-rays and treatment. Take care. Read more...

Had ear infection now severe jaw pain. Related?

May be related. The jaw joint is very close to the ear. Pain in the ear may be an ear infection, or it may be a jaw joint problem. Rarely, an ear infection can spread to the jaw joint. So yes, ear pain may be related to the jaw pain you're experiencing. Read more...
Yes. Many times a tooth problem can cause ear pain and this could have been your problem from the start. I would definitely see your dentist to have this checked. Jaw pain be be caused by medical conditions as well so would have this problem diagnosed as soon as possble. Read more...
Vice Versa. This type of problem can actually go both ways. An ear infection, if not attended to, can spread and then start causing jaw pain. The jaw joint is very close in vicinity of the ear. A tooth infection, on the other hand, can spread and include the nerve tissues which gives the opposite result. See a doctor/ent, and deal with both there first. If it is also tmj, we come next. Read more...
Yes, but. Yes, ear infection can cause jaw pain Jaw pain can also cause ear pain, I've seen many patients who were diagnosed by MD with "ear infection" - treatment with antibiotics no improvement. Was actually TMJ problem. If your symptoms persist after treatment of ear infection, see dentist to rule out TMJ. Read more...

Can food poisoning lead to ear infection and then neck and jaw pain?

Unrelated. These represent separate body compartments.There is no way to put a gut reaction together with something going on in the head/neck.. Read more...

left ear infection & jaw pain on left side. When I lay down on left side, hear what sound like a pulse top of ear. Stops when lay on other side. Why?

See your doctor. You may have an outer ear or a bad inner ear infection. Esp. if you have jaw pain. It may be referred pain from swelling in the canal or if you have an inner ear infection it may be spreading from ear to jaw. Get checked. Read more...

Ringing in left ear. Left jaw pain and balance problems. I was checked. Not ear infection. What could this be?

Several things. Labrynthitis, cholesteatoma, Meniere's Disease to name a few. Best to see ENT specialist for evaluation. Sorry this was not more helpful. Best of luck. Dr R. Read more...
TMJ Associated. There is a well known association between TMJ syndrome, Tinnitus and Vestibular disorders. There are three theories: 1)The jaw muscles are near muscles that insert into middle ear...2)Ligaments can connect the jaw to middle ear..3)Nerve supply from TMJ area has connections in the brain with hearing center SEE>http://bit.ly/1HW6s1J and http://bit.ly/1K5VmpU. Read more...

Ear pain and pain under jaw pain even in back neck all left side. Dr said no ear infection just red. But I can't even sleep it hurts so bad?

Red? What does he/she mean "red"? No diagnosis? Might be a TMJ disorder. I'd have an oral surgeon look at you. If TMJ, see a TMJ expert. Any dentist can be a TMJ expert with the proper training and experience. Most commonly, oral surgeons, prosthodontists, and orofacial pain specialists. Ask your MD, your dentist and your dental society for referrals. Read more...
TMJ. See a dentist or TMJ specialist for examination, diagnosis and treatment. Very common. Read more...