Can tooth problems cause ear problems

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Avatar f tn A dentist can advise about TMJ. I had a sore ear for years and docs were undecided about what was the cause which was my tooth was necrotic. The dentist couldn't find the problem either for years until the filling broke and exposed it. So there are ways pain is transmitted in that area from one part to another which means you need to see doc or a dentist, rather than self-diagnosis. I doubt you will have something like I had that takes a professional years to diagnose.
Avatar f tn I need to go to the dentist, my back molar I believe has a cavity, but between my tooth, its gone past the cavity point cause when I press on my gum it hurts or is tender down to my jaw and the pain radiates to my ear. I really hate the dentist, last time i had 12 cavities drilled was given so much laughing gas I threw up on myself then laughed about it, they gave me atavan to which helped a little with making the experience a foggy one. So anyone have any experience?
Avatar n tn Even if you have no pain in the ear or apparent infection, wax in the ear, internal ear infection or labrynthitis can cause balance problems. Postural hypotension or BP falling with change of posture is another cause. Cervical spondylosis (or pinched cervical nerves due to any cause), mini strokes, MS, high blood pressure, tumors or injury to cerebellum of the brain, syncopal attacks, severe anemia, and thyroid disorders are some of the causes for loss of balance.
Avatar f tn I have had several root canals and all have failed- except one. I had two bridges break off. I wanted to get implants but read that it's not advisable for Lyme patients. I used to have a horrible crawling and tingling sensation on and around my left ear. I also had what I called "Picasso Vision" where my vision would fragment into three or four sections with strobing wavy lines and flashing lights. The ear and eye problems would come and go for no particular reason. My D.O.
Avatar f tn If you have a sore tooth you go to a dentist not a neurologist right? So if you have eye problems, ear problems, stomach problems, joint problems, sleep problems, mood problems, etc, find the right doc.!!
Avatar f tn ve got an infection or obstruction way down in your ear that needs treating! It can cause the whole side of the head to hurt like mad. And left untreated, it can fester and create a bunch of problems. Another thing is you may have a bad tooth on that side of your head, it can also hurt just like an earache, so a visit to the dentist for a checkup will rule out that possibility.
Avatar n tn Sounds like you have an ear infection as well. I am sure whatever meds you are on for the strep should take care of that as well. In fact you may be having this because it is clearing up not getting worse. If it is viral however you will have to wait it out and your immune system will have to take care of that. You may want to take a warm cloth to your ear to make it feel better. I once put a heating pad on my ear cause it hurt so bad. Are you taking any kind of allergy meds or decongestant?
4922507 tn?1361076248 ) has now gone down but it is still painful to touch any of the area along my jaw from where my tooth was taken out up to my ear. The teeth either side of the extraction also feel very sensitive. I am not in any major pain, it is more of an annoyance. The biggest issue for me at present is that I seem unable to sleep, despite not feeling too bad. Is this sign of an infection, dry socket or another problem, or are these symptoms normal for a recent tooth extraction?
Avatar n tn It will help soften the skin some; scabbing can cause itching in itself. Especially if its long term, the continual pulling feeling of the scabbed skin is quite uncomfortable. Otherwise I'd consider going to an animal hospital. You didn't mention ear hematoma. Its a condition where small hematomas form in the ears that are often impossible to spot by visual inspection.
Avatar n tn Hi. I had a wisdon tooth removed yesterday (top right) and during the administration of the Local Anestetic i felt my ear fill up with fluid and i was sooooo dizzy. I could still feel it when the dentist started to pull my tooth out and he gave me something else, didn't explain anything to me at all but my mouth feels ok, not too bad but my ear still feels full of fluid and i cant hear properly and it aches a bit and its popping and im sure its not right, can anyone help please?
Avatar m tn I went for a cleaning appt , when they did x-rays the tooth deteriated in the gumline and bone .An oral surgeon extracted the tooth and did a bone graph due to bone loss. I was never givien antibiotics. After a wk I still had swelling in my face and the site was oozing pus. It was the weekend I had antibiotics of my husbands (enough for 3 days)I was sure this was an infection.I made an appt w/the oral surgeon . My jaw felt dislocated I couldnt chew and could barely open my mouth.
Avatar f tn Also, I would like to know if ear infections, or whatever this is, can cause sinus problems. Whenever there is ear irritation, nowadays, I have sinus pressure and drainage in the back of my throat. Speaking of which, right now, after I cleaned my ear, I have drainage inthe back of my throat, and pressure in my cheeks and nose. Please give me some advice as to what this is, and I would appreciate it. I hope I didn't write too much! Thanks!
6780421 tn?1384730327 s disease, labyrinthitis, head trauma, neck injury, and migraine all can cause vertigo. Ear infection is the commonest cause of vertigo. Once the cause is treated your symptoms should disappear. Consult a dentist and an ENT specialist and get treated. Hope it helped. Best luck and regards!
Avatar f tn Sometimes ear ringing and I have got little lymphnode on the right side of my neck near jaw maybe 2 centimeters big. May wisdom tooth cause that problems ?
Avatar m tn I had a silver point root canal in 1987 and have had problems since 1990. Began with ear problems, then the sinus, thyroid, tinnitus, facial pain, mastoid pain problems began. Had the offending tooth pulled in 2010. Days after a fistula appeared on the gum and I suffered massive head pain as the infection drained. However the infection persists. Had tooth x-rays, CAT scans, MRI s, seen a dozen doctors, dentists , ENTs. Nobody believes me.
Avatar f tn Is there a such thing of stenting your tube in the ear? Or should I get a tube? Can you fly(airplane) with a tube or will that cause a problem? What would be the best procedure? I do have sjogrens a very mild case. No Meds. Do you think sjogrens have any thing to do with this problem? I do not have allergies or a cold. Thank you for your time.
Avatar n tn You may want to seek a specialist's opinion in regards to your tooth. Have you seen an endodontist (root canal specialist) to evaluate the tooth. If there isn't a cause of your discomfort coming from your tooth, its possible a nerve somewhere else along the area may be the source of your problem. You may want to see a TMJ doctor, ENT doctor or a neurologist if a dental problem can't be found.
Avatar f tn It is usually associated with history of traumatic extraction of ipsilateral tooth. Third possibilty can be sinusitis due to possible oro-antral fistula after extraction leading to sinus infection. This may lead to dull pain over the cheek area but inability to close eye and tongue involvement may not be explainable with this condition. You may consult an oral surgeon/physician/ neurologist to rule out above stated possibilities who may be able to help you in this regard. Take care.
Avatar f tn Tension headache is a possibility but again less likely. Temporal arteritis, internal ear infection, TMJ and tooth decay can all be the cause of pain. In temporal arteritis there is inflammation of the blood vessel at the temple. Internal ear infection, fluid in ear (went in during swimming or during a shower bath or due to infection), or impacted wax can be a problem. TMJ and infection of tooth, exposed nerve endings of tooth can be a problem.
1937918 tn?1323659449 Looks like you have developed another episode of otitis externa or infections of the external ear. Ear canals can get swollen due to infections when it is referred to as otitis externa. The infecting agents are bacteria, fungi and viral. Bacterial infections need antibiotics and fungal anti fungal agents. Viral infections are by exclusion and do not need any antibiotic therapy. Ear canals can also get swollen due to allergies or injuries.
Avatar f tn Posted a comment on Jan. 5th with regard to ear problems. So far I have not received a reply.
779797 tn?1263618235 Often, when large cavities do not have pain, its because the infection has already killed the nerve. Infection in upper teeth can cause sinus like symptoms including pressure and ear pain. I would suggest going to a dentist as these infections can spread and become life threatening if untreated.
Avatar n tn I've been having problems with recurring ear infections that seem to have begun shortly after having 2 root canals, one on either side, upper jaw. The teeth are the back molar on the right side and the 2nd. from the back on the left side. I have had all of my wisdom teeth pulled many years ago. I've never had problems with ear/nasal infections untill shortly after having the root canal procedures done.
335728 tn?1331414412 The ear has at least three crainial nerves supplying it with sensation so it makes sense that all different kinds of ear pain can be a part of MS. Your friend's doctor is wrong. There are a couple of syndromes that are seen with MS, just not as commonly as TN. The one I remember off the top of my head is "Geniculate Neuralgia." This is from the somatic sensory branch of the Facial Nerve (Cranial Nerve VII).
190673 tn?1259203266 You see I have so called moving dizziness and I know anxiety can even cause some inner ear problems. But what makes me insisting with my doc to send me to an ENT specialist is the following: When ever I touch my right ear (inside) I get so dizzy that it takes a few minutes to get back to normal. I have hard time when cleaning/washing this ear. And the kinda dizziness I get is weird and hard to explain. I feel like im spinning through the space whenever I provoke it.
Avatar f tn my right ear has been clogged uo for about 2 months now ive been to 2 doctors and an ent the drs told me sinus infection and gave me an antibitioc the ent says there is nothing wrong with me but my head hurts when i get up or bend down and my ear still feels clogged can anyone tell me if the ent can be wrong or am i just going crazy HELP!!
Avatar m tn now before Wednesday i just want to know wut do you think is cause of symptoms? could anxiety cause all these symtoms? like ear pressure, noises in the ear and etc...