A 43-year-old female asked:
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can tmj cause itchy achy deep ear pain? i have ear pain when swallowing, jaw clicks, sore under ear and neck. dr says jaw opens crooked. it's annoying

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Dr. Alan Slootsky
Specializes in Dentistry
Not typically: Have an ENT check you ear.
Answered on Jul 1, 2017
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Dr. Robert Devin
46 years experience Dentistry
TMJ & many symptoms: Temporal Mandibular Dysfunction TMD has many symptoms. You have described some but not all. Seek a DDS/DMD or Oral surgeon who treats this condition. Many don't. Those with expertise can find a way to manage your problem. I have been doing so since 1981.
Answered on Apr 24, 2015
Dr. Daniel Rubenstein
50 years experience Dentistry
Yes: These are all typical TMJ symptoms. If your doctor has ruled out any ear infections, make an appointment to see your dentist or a dentist who treats TMJ dysfunction.
Answered on Mar 23, 2015
Dr. Louis Gallia
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
TMJ plus: All are symptoms of TMJ expect itchy ear. You may also have external otitis (swimmers ear). See ENT doc for ears. O/W see TMJ espert. 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.
Answered on Nov 25, 2019

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