Aa
A
A
A
Close
Dental Health Forum
This expert forum is not accepting new questions. Please post your question in one of our medical support communities.
Avatar universal

intense ear pain after wisdom tooth extraction

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!
2 Responses
540545 tn?1377622918
MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL
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.
Avatar universal
A related discussion, Ear pain 2+ weeks after wisdom teeth surgery was started.
Didn't find the answer you were looking for?
Ask a question
Popular Resources
If you suffer from frequent headaches, jaw clicking and popping ear pain, you may have TMJ. Top dentist Hamidreza Nassery, DMD, has the best TMJ treatments for you.
For people with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), the COVID-19 pandemic can be particularly challenging.
A list of national and international resources and hotlines to help connect you to needed health and medical services.
Here’s how your baby’s growing in your body each week.
These common ADD/ADHD myths could already be hurting your child
This article will tell you more about strength training at home, giving you some options that require little to no equipment.