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That is a good thought.
Indeed it is a possibility.
The right temple and ear are supplied by the branches of the trigeminal nerve.
The tooth growing wrongly can hurt the nerve.
This can induce a condition called neuralgia.
Now, the symptoms usually get worse with chewing food.
The diagnosis is little challenging but can be done by the nerve conduction study.
You can consult with a neurologist to find out the origin of this pain.
If this is nerve related, then the tooth needs to come out.
Or, you can take medications to control the symptoms.
Carbamazepine is commonly used in case of trigeminal neuralgia.
ok --this is likely nerve related then.
You should see a different oral surgeon then.
yes it can
the same nerve also supplies the ear.