I have had 4 ear infections in the past three months in my left ear. I went to the doctor and he gave me drops and told me to apply heat. He said it was definitely infected.This helped for awhile. Now I have a broken tooth on the same side and it is abscessed. Could this be connected to my ear problems? And should I get on antibiotics before I get it extracted? Hopefully if I get it pulled that will eliminate my ear infections. My glands are swollen also. No sore throat, but it seems all the infections are on the left side.