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How do I know the difference between ear ache and toothache at the back of my jaw?
9 doctors weighed in

Dr. Gilberto Nunez
Dentistry - Cosmetic
4 doctors agree
In brief: Need a dentist
You will need a visit to the dentist so it can be determined with x-rays and clinical exam where the pain is coming from and the best treatment possible.

In brief: Need a dentist
You will need a visit to the dentist so it can be determined with x-rays and clinical exam where the pain is coming from and the best treatment possible.
Dr. Gilberto Nunez
Dr. Gilberto Nunez
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Dr. Jeffrey Jarvis
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Hard for you to do..
But your dentist can help.
Call for an appointment to make sure you don't have a cavity, a gum infection, or a problem with a wisdom tooth. If it all checks out, then it is possible that your have a true ear problem or possibly a problem with your jaw joint (tmj).

In brief: Hard for you to do..
But your dentist can help.
Call for an appointment to make sure you don't have a cavity, a gum infection, or a problem with a wisdom tooth. If it all checks out, then it is possible that your have a true ear problem or possibly a problem with your jaw joint (tmj).
Dr. Jeffrey Jarvis
Dr. Jeffrey Jarvis
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Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: See a Doc
It is not always possible to tell and a dental problem in the back can cause pain that is referred to the ear.
So best to see a doc to examine your ears. If exam is negative that you should see a dentist.

In brief: See a Doc
It is not always possible to tell and a dental problem in the back can cause pain that is referred to the ear.
So best to see a doc to examine your ears. If exam is negative that you should see a dentist.
Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
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Dr. Kenneth Grossman
Dentistry - Endodontics
In brief: Localization
An earache is localized to the ear. A tooth, as lower molars especially, will exhibit hot, cold or pressure pain in addition to referred pain to the ear on occasions.

In brief: Localization
An earache is localized to the ear. A tooth, as lower molars especially, will exhibit hot, cold or pressure pain in addition to referred pain to the ear on occasions.
Dr. Kenneth Grossman
Dr. Kenneth Grossman
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