LAUREL DENTAL

Differences between earache and toothache

An infected tooth can actually cause pain that's very similar to an earache.

The ear, nose and mouth are all connected which is why earaches can result from dental problems. Ear infection symptoms can vary depending on where the infection is located. You might suffer from an earache and fever, or experience dizziness and nausea. However, there's one symptom you might not be aware is connected to the infection: tooth pain. When determining the cause of your pain, Dr. Taha Chersa will examine your mouth, and discuss your symptoms and medical history with you.

Symptoms of Toothache

A toothache or tooth pain is caused when the nerve in the root of a tooth or surrounding a tooth is irritated.

Symptoms of a toothache can include tooth discomfort, an aching sensation after you’ve eaten or consumed a hot/cold beverage, bad breath (halitosis), fever, swollen glands, and earaches.
Earache could also be due to TMJ issues, which we will assess. Make sure to consult Dr. Taha Chersa at Laurel Dental.

Symptoms of Earache

Symptoms of an earache can include pain in or around the ear, fever, loss of appetite, difficulty sleeping, sinus problems, hearing difficulty, and trouble balancing.

The signs of earaches and toothaches correlate, and this is mostly due to the fact that the sinuses are situated very close to the top of your back teeth. Some discomfort or pain in the sinuses may cause these teeth and create the feeling of a toothache when it could be your ear that is really causing you pain.

Contact our team today!

If you are seeking relief from ear pain that is caused by dental problems, contact our office online to set up an appointment or call (780) 809-1910