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Pain and pressure in the ear, fluid discharge. Wisdom teethe coming out. Is that the reason?

Hi so I have a question my wisdom teeth are starting to come in but there still under the gums and this morning I woke up with extremely bad pain/ pressure in my right ear and I could hear but it was /still is muffled the pain has lessened and I ve been chewing gum all day to help but just recently I heard a pop and some clear liquid that felt like water came out should I be alarmed by this? I do have an appointment for the dentist tomorrow should I see my regular physician as well
Asked On : Sat, 2 Mar 2013
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Thanks for writing to us.
The symptoms are associated with impacted wisdom tooth which is inflamed.
Please do visit a dentist and get a thorough clinical as well as radiological evaluation done.
Depending on the position of impacted tooth,it has to be either extracted or flap overlying tooth has to be incised and removed.
Take complete course of antibiotics-analgesics.
Gargle frequently using warm saline or betadine.
Liquid discharge is due to the formation of abscess at the site of impacted tooth.
Ear infection will subside once the treatment has undergone.
Hope this helps.
Answered: Tue, 28 May 2013
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