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Mount Vernon, NY
A 16-year-old female asked:

Jaw hurts from time to time. terrible headache. a lump appears when i open my mouth wide as well as a grinding sound. ringing in ears and hearing loss

2 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Vladimir Zuzukin
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 24 years experience
TMJ: It sounds like 'classic' TMJ, but a severe case. I recommend an ENT visit to examine the jaw for TMJ and also your ears and hearing to see if it's all related. Might be something else, but a good head and neck exam should pinpoint the problem.
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Dr. Richard Lubitz
Dentistry 47 years experience
Yup...sounds like TMJ or cranio-mandibular dysfunction syndrome...Simple fix may be a nightguard at this point to open up your bite. This will take the load off the TMJ joint. I assume no trauma to the area...Dr. Rick:)
Jun 18, 2014
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 55 years experience
Classic: Classic signs of advanced dysfunction of the jaw (temporomandibular) joint (TMJ). Although an ENT consultation would rule out ear infection, you need to be seen by a Dentist to address your symptoms. Ask your Dentist to evaluate and then treat or refer.
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Last updated Jan 1, 2020

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