A 33-year-old member asked:
please help i have jaw pain and aches at the back of my ears?
4 doctor answers • 10 doctors weighed in
Orthopedic Surgery 45 years experience
TMJ pain: Try osme excercises to move your jaw from side to side keeping your mouth gently open you may try some ice or heat. If it does not help see a qualified doctor.
Dentistry 51 years experience
Jaw/ear pain: These are common symptoms of tmj/tmd.
Tmj pain usually results from bruxism (chronic grinding and/or clenching the teeth), or a bad bite. Headaches, sinus pain and ear pain are also common.
See your dentist to evaluate and treat for tmd, and an ENT specialist or your medical doctor to evaluate any ear infections.
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 45 years experience
TMJ: Likely TMJ problem. See oral surgeon for assessment. If is TMJ, see TMJ expert. Any dentist can be a TMJ expert with the proper training and experience. Most commonly, oral surgeons, prosthodontists, and orofacial pain specialists. Ask your MD, your dentist and your dental society for referrals.
Pain Management 36 years experience
TMJ syndrome: may cause jaw pain, ear pain, ringing in the ears, jaw locking, jaw clicking and pain behind the ear. Proper diagnosis is the key to successful treatment. See Orofacial Pain expert for a consultation and treatment options.
Last updated Jan 29, 2017
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