Growing wisdom tooth can cause a variety of pain, ear pain is one of them which may cause several problems. Ear trouble or ear pain may be related to the temporomandibular joints or the affected wisdom may be due to the teeth. You know why? Well, your wisdom teeth are located close to your ears.
Can A Growing Wisdom Tooth Cause Ear Pain?
So, the simple answer to this question is “yes”, pain or discomfort in your wisdom teeth can negatively affect your ear and cause severe ear pain.
It has been observed that most of the people fail to understand the origin of ear pain. Going through this blog will now give you a clear idea of how the affected wisdom teeth could be the possible reason behind it. So, the next time when you feel pain or discomfort in your ears, don’t hesitate to contact a nearby dental office.
What Are The Symptoms of an Affected Wisdom Tooth?
Now, when you know that your wisdom tooth is the cause of ear pain,(1) it is necessary to gain a clear understanding of the signs of the wisdom teeth being affected. We have provided these symptoms in the points below;
- Swollen gums.
- Redness in your gums.
- Jaw pain.
- Abnormal swelling around the jaw.
- Experiencing the problem of bad breath.
- Having a persistent bad taste in your mouth.
- Going through the discomfort of not being able to open your mouth easily.
If you notice any of the symptoms mentioned above, don’t hesitate to book an appointment with a dentist. He provide you the effective way to get rid of it. Always remember that it is far better to remove your wisdom teeth than to suffer from pain and trouble.
Apart from causing ear pain, the affected wisdom teeth can also be responsible for damage to adjacent teeth, tooth decay, gum disease, cyst, TMJ disease, etc. So never ignore the affected wisdom teeth if you want to ensure your oral health.
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