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burning lump where jaw meets ear. ear pain wisdom tooth has been trying to come in for years. looks like a bone is trying to come up?

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Dr. Meredith Lassiter
13 years experience Family Medicine
Needs treatment: It sounds like a possible infection--tooth abscess or even an ear infection. You should seek treatment with your PCP
Answered on Nov 16, 2019
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
Physicians do wondrous treatments for ear infections, but are not equipped by training or experience to treat most oral lesions. So you have to be seen by both Dentist and Physician.
Nov 16, 2019
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
Painful lump: Pain, bleed, or swelling deserves immediate attention. Your symptoms can be caused by any combination of intra-oral, temporo-mandibular joint, and/or ear infections, dysfunctions, and/or lesions. Please see both your General Dentist and your General Physician to begin the differential diagnostic process of comprehensive examinations, imaging, and/or lab tests. May need Specialists also.
Answered on Nov 16, 2019

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