Can wisdom tooth cause ear pain?

Asked anonymously on 5th August, 2022 at 4:19 pm


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Dr. Kopal Vij

23 years of experience


Answered on 7th Sep 2022 at 1:33 pm

Errupting, decayed or impacted wisdom teeth 
can lead to discomfort and pain. Ear pain is one of symptoms of wisdom teeth. It is usually referred pain. Impacted wisdom teeth are very common  often because there’s not enough room in the mouth for them to grow in. This may cause them to:

  • emerge at an angle
  • get stuck in the jaw
  • push against the other molars

When wisdom teeth grow into a mouth that doesn’t have enough room for them, it can cause other teeth to shift, resulting in an improper bite. An improper bite can cause your lower jaw to compensate, and this may cause pain and soreness, including headaches and earaches. 

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Dr. Mrunal Burute

9 years of experience


Answered on 5th Aug 2022 at 11:43 am

wisdom tooth can exert pressure on area arround it 

Eg - lower law area , throat area , ear area , tongue area ,  tooth in front of the wisdom tooth 

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Shruti Samant

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Last edited on 5th Aug 2022 at 4:22 pm

Yes, wisdom teeth can cause ear pain. This is caused by the tooth being blocked from fully erupting through the gums. If a wisdom tooth’s path is blocked, it grows in at an angle and damages your gums and jaw. 

  1. When it comes to wisdom tooth pain, don’t ignore it or wait to visit the dentist.
  2. By removing the impacted wisdom teeth, it will prevent infection and further problems that could arise by leaving them infected for longer than necessary.

 Some of the signs of an impacted wisdom tooth include:

  • Swelling, tenderness, and pain in your gums
  • Bad breath
  • Pain in your jaw and jawline
  • Difficult to open your mouth