A member asked:

Chewing gum for days.than jaws/ears pain started same day. ears were infected,pus, on meds.but spasms/tremors happening around top of tmj and by ear?

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Dr. Arnold Malerman answered

Specializes in Orthodontics

Glad your ear infection is being treated. Now your joint issues need evaluation and treatment. Call your a Dentist for a joint examination, and stop insulting the jaw joints...stop chewing gum.

Answered Jun 1, 2015

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Dr. Chan Hwang answered

Specializes in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Your symptoms are consistent with temporomandibular joint pain, likely from temporomandibular joint disorder. Your doctor or dentist can help with diagnosis and treatment if it does not improve on its own.

Answered Jun 1, 2015

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Dr. Louis Gallia answered

Specializes in Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial

Excessive gum chewing seems to aggravate your TMJ. Cease and desist!!

Answered Jun 1, 2015

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