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Can a cracked tooth cause ear pain?

I am a 40 year old female and I have a cracked tooth and ear pain. Can a cracked tooth cause ear pain?

4 Answers

It might.
If the cracked tooth one of the bicuspid or molar tooth on the upper arch, it could cause “referred pain“ to the ear. The symptoms of a cracked tooth is sensitivity to hot and cold and tenderness to the bite. Ear pain may be due to a TMD joint issue.

Hi! Most definitely. Tooth pain sometimes can radiate up the jaw, face and neck depending on the severity. If the tooth is cracked to the core and therefore to the pulpal nerve inside, an infection can occur and spread from the nerve to the jaw. I would recommend visiting a dentist that can help treat you and hopefully heal all your pain.
It might be possible for a cracked upper back tooth to cause pain radiating back toward the ear. A cracked tooth can be very painful and should be checked by your dentist as soon as possible.