Can you get ear aches from wisdom teeth?

Wisdom teeth have been the source of many rumors and untruths. Most people hear that they come in at some point, but why are there so many different patterns? And what if you are experiencing pain or discomfort, particularly ear aches, as your wisdom teeth emerge?

Let’s separate fact from fiction and tackle this topic head on.

What Are Wisdom Teeth?

The average adult will obtain four wisdom teeth. These molars originate at the back of your mouth; two upper and two lower along each side. According to studies (insert reference here), these third molars create space for food gathering in early human ancestors who had larger jaws necessary for chewing tough foods such as roots, nuts or meats.

However, evolution has caused humans’ jaw sizes to become smaller thus contributing to having less room for tooth growth causing potential problems during adolescents/early adulthood years when impacted wisdom teeth can commonly occur.

Remember: not everyone develops “wisdom” teeth- whether it is due to genetic (an individual’s heritage) reasons or preventative dental treatments where removal occurs before they develop (known as prophylactic extractions). You could be one of those fortunate individuals!

Risks Associated With Wisdom Teeth

If an impacted wisdom tooth emerges incorrectly outwards towards the cheek space rather than erupt straight up through the gum line like normal everyday molars tend do you raise a few issues such as:

1) Open spaces between adjacent molar
2) Cysts forming around parts of second molar – eventually leading to permanent damage.
3) Recurrence/resurgence infection
4) Pressure build-up against natural pathways within facial bones
5) Abrasion – unsanitary bacteria accumulation ->gum infections->bleeding gums->pain/discomfort .etc.

Not getting ahead with addressing existing complications during adolescence/young adults period may cause more difficult circumstances later on in life. Common dental emergencies associated with wisdom teeth are: ear aches, mouth ulcers, sensitive gums, jaw stiffness or difficulty in opening and closing one’s mouth which hinder eating or speaking properly during busy schedules. It may be tempting to ignore the pain and push them to the back of your mind (=psychological “wishful thinking”?), but it is important that we deal with all issues presented on time.

How Do Wisdom Teeth Cause Ear Aches?

Ear ache caused by wisdom teeth is referred pain wherein inflammation is not just limited to origin site of swollen tooth; instead spreading into surrounding areas such as jawbone, neck muscles/connective tissues etc., causing the sufferer not only dental pain-but ear infections/sensitivity/generally allowing any minor infection – cold cough flu-and make it worse in general than if you already had strong immune system.

So whilst suffering through an excruciating earache (or other symptoms coinciding) due to impacted wisdom teeth -yes- it can happen-the dentist will need to examine all existing appearances carefully/thoroughly resolve any highlighted problems.

At this point I would like to assure my readers that they should never feel inept/inadequate for presenting medical/dental issues-especially concerning/annoying distractions such as these! Sorting out health concerns today rather than waiting until tomorrow will ensure long-term benefits will outweigh short term remedies/on & off prescription courses supplied simply because prolongation allows (insert reason/consequence here).

Is Removing Your Wisdom Teeth The Answer To Ear Pain Relief?

One common treatment/remedy for those having trouble dealing with their impacted wisdom teeth is extraction surgery from a qualified oral surgeon.This course of action therefore removes the infected third molars completely from robbing its “shelter” place within our jaws.

This process provides relief since continuous swelling/infection subsides along with concurrent complaints arising from pressure against nerve endings like severe headachey/migraine type sensations.

An oral surgeon will prescribe pain killers and/or antibiotics before any procedure is carried out to remove wisdom teeth & thus minimize risks such as possible hypersensitivity reactions on the day post-op. Post-extraction care routines/ antibiotic prescriptions are vital for patients especially those with prior medical history of lower immunity or higher risk factors (Smoking can negatively impact healing rates) -therefore following up right after completion of treatment so as not to delay recovery time definitely ranks highly in importance.

Critics say that removing your wisdom teeth lowers immunity levels, allowing other types of invasive mouth bacteria/viruses into our systems resulting in flu bugs etc.,- the list goes on(!)

Thus a second course of action may be simply keeping infectious areas around wisdom tooth clean where preventive maintenance tasks ameliorate further infections promoting faster recovery times overall-another option you can discuss during routine checkups to ensure optimal health benefits for future years onwards.


Understanding how impacted wisdom teeth can cause ear pain should provide useful insight towards developing new appreciation about the importance of maintaining good dental health habits throughout everyday life.We have offered two ways forward :remedies ranging from preserving one’s existing set versus extractions impacting body confidence. Remember it always comes down to best timing, patient cooperation and proper communication between dentist/patient.Experiencing symtoms? No need worry! Let’s tackle this together head-on once and for all.Don’t put off any longer – book an appointment with your local oral service provider today.

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