i had my wisdom molars removed 7/4/08 on the left side and i was suffering from extreme pain along my bottom left jaw. went back to dentist and had a significant amount of food particles removed from the bottom hole where my tooth was. pain along my jaw subsided, so now i'm eating yogurt, pudding, liquified foods to prevent pain from returning. but now i have an intense ear ache and i don't know if thats normal. help!
It isn't unusual to have the pain "travel" around the jaw or ear area. Unfortunately, the nerves criss cross in the head and you can experience referred pain. Pain medication that the dentist prescribed should help with the pain. As the extraction socket heals, the pain and symptoms should subside including the ear pain.
If the ear pain has intensified or is constant after a week since the extraction, I would consult with your doctor.
Copyright 1994-2018MedHelp.All rights reserved. MedHelp is a division of Vitals Consumer Services, LLC.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. MedHelp is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.