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i recently woke up with an inner ear ache and my jaw is sore with a headache what could be the cause

A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Ear/jaw joint/teeth: I don't believe what i call the inner ear has any pain fibers; but the middle ear & ear drum is wired to the same nerves that supply the jaw & teeth. ... Read More
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Dr. Anifat Balogun
28 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Grinding/ Clenching?: If you are clenching and/or grinding your teeth at night, you are likely to wake up with jaw pain, ear ache, headache or s combination. You may also h ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
Many possibilities: Sorry, your question got cut off after the word "Cough." May be TMJ, ear infection, sinus, muscle strain, and so many other possibilities. See your ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Malocclusion: It may be that your teeth shifted and you no longer have a harmonious occlusion. To determine if that is the case, you'll need to visit a local dentis ... Read More
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
Jaw pain: Could be, in order of probability, Joint Dysfunction, teeth shifting, trauma. No easy fix. Please see your Dentist for an evaluation.
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Gallia
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
TMJ: May be a TMJ disorder. See oral surgeon for evaluation. If TMJ, see TMJ expert. See a TMJ-orofacial pain expert to help evaluate and treat your proble ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edison Han
19 years experience Dentistry
See your Doctor: If you are still having pain after a week, it will be a good idea to evaluate with your physician. In my opinion, any pain lasting more than a week s ... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Rubenstein
50 years experience Dentistry
Ear & jaw pain: This needs to be evaluated by your dentist. It may be an infected tooth, TMJ pain, or an issue with a wisdom tooth. This can only be diagnosed by a co ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Lin
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Be checked ASAP....: Poor appetite suggests you are sick in the whole body, commonly resulting from infection/inflammation of some undetermined origin, although clinically ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Miles Mitchell
Specializes in Family Medicine
It's complicated: The ear and the jaw, or temporomandibular, joint (TMJ) are separated by a thin layer of tissue, such that pain and inflammation in one is often experi ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Varied symptoms: These symptoms are most likely not interrelated. A physician would have to take a thorough history and perform a careful examination of your breast, c ... Read More
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