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Ear infection vs tmj

A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 54 years experience
TMJ vs Ear Infection: They may feel the same to you and it is not something that you can self diagnose. See both your PCP or ENT specialist and a dentist with knowledge of ... Read More
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
TMJ: Apples versus oranges. One is due to the inflammation of infection, the other is an anatomic derangement producing pain from malalignment of the joint... Read More
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 36 years experience
Earache vs TMJ: An earache is a sharp, dull, or burning pain in one or both ears caused by an ear infection. About 50% of patients with a TMJ disorder have ear pain a... Read More

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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harold Kim
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 28 years experience
Unlikely. : Your ear canal and your middle ear space are distinct and separate from your temporomandibular joint unless there is pathologic process that has erode... Read More
Dr. Gary Lederman
Dentistry 40 years experience
Mimicry: Tmd is the great impostor. Ear symptoms can be caused by TMJ problems, and could be the true origin of the initial symptoms. That said, it did not c... Read More
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 53 years experience
Sorry, no: Separate and distinct problems in the same anatomic area. For ear infection see ear/nose/throat specialist for TMJ problems see orthodontist.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kyle Shank
Dentistry 13 years experience
Possible TMD: Could be tmd, an abscessed tooth, or an ear infection that requires a stronger/different antibiotic. I would recommend seeing a dentist, and if that d... Read More
Dr. Martin Hirsch
Dentistry 49 years experience
Possible: It is possible that your entire problem was TMJ as you mentioned. I can only assume that if an md gave you medication for an ear infection then they ... Read More
Dr. Daniel Rubenstein
Dentistry 51 years experience
Ear infection: If you were diagnosed by your doctor for an ear infection, you should return to see whether or not the ear infection has healed. If there is no sign ... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Mokbel
Dentistry 42 years experience
Ear infection: TmJ symptoms include noises and grinding with muscle spasm and difficulties to open and close the mouth, tennitis and other ear related symptoms can b... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 53 years experience
It could be: But first see your General Physician or an Otolaryngologist (ENT) to rule out ear infection. If no infection, then consult with your General Dentist o... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Julan Crane
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Ear pain: It could be either but without an examination it's hard to say
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatric Pulmonology 36 years experience
Outer ear infection?: Press on the ear and tragus, if there is pain associated, you may have an outer ear infection which may be treated with topical antibiotics.
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Allan Hawryluk
Dentistry 19 years experience
Possible: Issues with the TMJ can certainly cause or exacerbate symptoms of the ear like tinnitus, earaches, and hearing diminishment. There are many other cau... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ahmad Ibrahim
Urgent Care 19 years experience
Dry skin: Have your doctor look inside your ear canal with the otoscope. They will be able to see dry skin, wax, infection and other things. This way you will g... Read More
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Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
Dentistry 45 years experience
Vague: A thorough history and exam would be needed, along with possibly some tests, x-rays, cat scan and a mri. Your symptoms appear to be tmj/tmd related b... Read More

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