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Is it ever that a canker sore cause ear and tooth pain?

6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Denny Cho
Dentistry
3 doctors agree

In brief: Ear and tooth pain

This might be a rotten tooth or an ear ache.
Not a canker.

In brief: Ear and tooth pain

This might be a rotten tooth or an ear ache.
Not a canker.
Dr. Denny Cho
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Dr. Bruce Terry
Dentistry - Endodontics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Usually not

A canker sore is a local viral infection and ususally is painful only at the specific site.
Sometimes you can have several sores at one time and the pain can be more diffuse.

In brief: Usually not

A canker sore is a local viral infection and ususally is painful only at the specific site.
Sometimes you can have several sores at one time and the pain can be more diffuse.
Dr. Bruce Terry
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Dr. John Yu
Dentistry - Endodontics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes to tooth

Canker sore can cause a tooth to hurt, but probably not both the tooth and the ear.
If your canker sore healed and both the tooth pain and ear pain are gone, then you know they are related to your canker sore.

In brief: Yes to tooth

Canker sore can cause a tooth to hurt, but probably not both the tooth and the ear.
If your canker sore healed and both the tooth pain and ear pain are gone, then you know they are related to your canker sore.
Dr. John Yu
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Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial

In brief: Unlikely but

Unlikely. Canker sore will resolve spontaneously soon.
If you have persistent ear/tooth pain may be TMJ. If so, see an oral surgeon for diagnosis. If TMJ, ask for referral to TMJ expert.

In brief: Unlikely but

Unlikely. Canker sore will resolve spontaneously soon.
If you have persistent ear/tooth pain may be TMJ. If so, see an oral surgeon for diagnosis. If TMJ, ask for referral to TMJ expert.
Dr. Louis Gallia
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