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A 18-year-old female asked:

Sharp pain behind left ear like over the bone and a sharp pain in my jaw. i grind my teeth when i sleep. have bad anxiety. any clue of what it is?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
Dentistry 46 years experience
May have TMJ/TMD: Symptoms of tmj/tmd can vary from person to person, severity, location and duration. It can affect the ears: ringing, aching, roaring, stuffiness, hearing loss; head, facial and neck: headaches, neck and facial pain; locking of the jaw: closed lock- limited opening, open lock- can't close; bite problems: can't touch the teeth, grinding, clenching; toothaches; lose teeth, fatigue, etc. Need exam.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 54 years experience
Evaluation: Many possible causes including, but not limited to, TMJ, malocclusion, mastoiditis, neoplasm, dental and/or supporting tissues infection, parafunctional habits, all with a mental health (anxiety) overlay. Please see both your General Dentist and your General Physician to begin the diagnostic process

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