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A 52-year-old female asked:

my pain started with my ear, now it seems to have aggravated the jaw nerve and it makes my teeth and jaw throb. i am 52, don't have tmj.

4 doctor answers16 doctors weighed in
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
Pain Management 36 years experience
TMJ/TMD: The most common musculoskeletal disorder causing orofacial pain is a temporomandibular disorder. Tmd should be viewed as a group of related conditions that can be divided into disorders related to the muscles of mastication and those emanating from the tmj. Earache and head pressure are common symptoms due to the close location to tmj. Rec.: orofacial pain practitioner for diagnosis.
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 52 years experience
Agree with further search to clarify TMJ, but need to also be assessed for "nervus intermedius neuralgia". Neurologist can help.
Apr 27, 2014
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin commented
Pain Management 36 years experience
Provided original answer
Agree with Dr. Bennett I. Machanic 100%. Rule out nervus intermedius neuralgia.
Apr 27, 2014
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 53 years experience
Examinations: See physician to evaluate for ear infection. See dentist to evaluate for infected toot, malocclusion, tmj. Treat the cause, not the symptom.
Dr. John Scuba
Dr. John Scuba commented
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 25 years experience
These symptoms are likely tooth related, not ear or tmj disease. See an oral surgeon.
Apr 27, 2014
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 40 years experience
Question ?: No question posted. If you are asking for advice, my suggestion would be to have your teeth examined by your dentist and if nothing is amiss, have an ENT physician examine your ear.
Dr. Louis Gallia
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 45 years experience
Specialist exams: See an ENT doc, and and oral surgoen for advice.

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