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A 15-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Sampson
25 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Likely ear infection: If you have had multiple ear infections, you could have something more serious occurring, such as a cholesteatoma. I would recommend seeing your phys ... Read More
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
Pain/swelling: You may have 2 coincidental but unrelated infections. Your Physician must examine your ear for infection. Your Dentist must examine your mouth for inf ... Read More

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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Koos
20 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Yes: And they frequently do.
Dr. David Mjos
43 years experience Dentistry
Yes: When decay gets too deep it will cause pain sometimes a lot and it can refer pain to the ear. Quite common.
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Dr. Louis Gallia
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Yes: Yes. Get cavities treated ASAP.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brijesh Chandwani
10 years experience Pain Management
Muscle pain: Jaw muscle pain is the most common cause of jaw and ear pain. Other causes include inflammation of the jaw joint/s, headache disorders, salivary glan ... Read More
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Dr. John Van der Werff
38 years experience Dentistry
Many things: It could be ear related or jaw related and within those categories are many possibilities. It is best to see an orofacial pain specialist for the jaw ... Read More
Dr. Louis Gallia
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Many: Any disorder of the ear or jaw (infection, trauma, tumor, etc) can cause pain in these areas. Your other symptoms would point toward your diagnosis. G ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Doyon
35 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
See a dentist: Ear and jaw pain need to be evaluated by a dentist to determine a diagnosis, then proper treatment to resolve the pain. It could be a muscle issue or ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
Pain med: The appropriate medicine depends on what is causing the pain. If an infection, you need an antibiotic. If inflammation, you need an anti-inflammatory, ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Babak Jouhari
23 years experience Dentistry
Tmj: Pain around th ear and the jaw following tonsillectomy is probably a result of keeping the mouth wide open for a long time during the surgery which pu ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Pohlhaus
31 years experience Dentistry
A Few Things: With that history it could be many things...Most likely causes include... 1. Tmj disorder 2. Sinusitis 3.Ear infection i would recommend a md visi ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Pain: Sorry to hear this. You MUST see your regular doctor first and she/he may make changes or send you to a specialist. Hope all goes well - please keep m ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Wolter
29 years experience Dentistry
Yes, It's Possible: Problems within the tm joint can cause a huge variety of symptoms, which differ from person to person. Ear and jaw pain are very common. Facial tingli ... Read More
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
TMJ ?: Have your dentist take a look.
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