Ear pain is a condition that can occur in inner, middle or outer ear. The onset is not necessarily related to a specific disease or infection, so to find out the specific cause it is advisable that a specialist assess the earache, if necessary. The intensity of ear pain can range from very mild to very severe, mainly depending on the underlying cause.
There are numerous potential causes. However, among the main causes of earache there is an ear inflammation that always causes discomfort: otitis.
Apart from it, ear pain can also be caused by:
Injury due to unfavorable pressure conditions, for example during diving or air travel.
Everyone knows the unpleasant sensation of pressure in the ears: driving a car in the mountains or during the take-off and landing phases of an airplane, it is the harmless consequence of the change in pressure. But sometimes the ear pressure lasts longer. It manifests itself through an annoying or painful sensation of pressure in the ear, through a sensation of "muffled hearing". If these disorders last longer and do not disappear by swallowing or yawning, it is possible that the pressure compensation in the ear is compromised or the ear is inflamed. In these cases it is good to contact an otolaryngologist who examines the problem and defines the most suitable therapy.
Toothache and ear pain can be linked. In fact, in some cases, for example when you have a dental infection of the wisdom teeth, you may also feel pain in the ear and throat. In these cases, you could almost run the risk of confusing tooth pain with another pathology. Precisely for this reason it is very important when you notice red gums to contact your dentist as soon as possible.
When you suffer from toothache and ear pain then the best thing to do is to contact your dentist to do an x-ray to confirm whether or not the problem originates from the teeth.