Children’s pain must become a priority for all health care professionals. Health professionals must be trained in pain measurement and management techniques that are specific for infants and children, and there should be an expectation by children and their parents that pain will be assessed and managed. Health services officials must initiate programs to ensure that appropriate medications and the resources for non-pharmacological management are available and that pain is assessed, prevented, and treated. Countries around the world must proclaim that children have the right to the best pain management possible and put into place mechanisms to see that this right is realized.
Dental disease may cause pain in the region of the ear. dental caries causing pulpitis and/or periapical periodontitis (which may be associated with a periapical abscess ) in a tooth can be referred via the auriculotemporal nerve (a branch of the trigeminal nerve), the tympanic nerve (a branch of the glossopharyngeal nerve) or via the auricular nerve [ disambiguation needed ] (a branch of the vagus nerve). Temporomandibular joint dysfunction , impacted third molar teeth , and lesions of the floor of mouth or ventral surface of the tongue (underside of the tongue) are other possible causes of dental conditions which can cause ear pain.