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Crescent City, FL
A 45-year-old female asked:

I have tightness in my jaw neck and ears hurt and seem full, popping and creaking of the jaw diziness and also swelling behind the ears, also throat?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. David Astrachan
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 37 years experience
Probably your jaw: Every symptom you're describing can be explained by your jaw being in spasm. If your teeth are off, if you clench or grind your teeth, if you chew a lot of gum or are under a lot of stress you can make it much worse. Try a soft diet, anti-inflammatories and ice to the sides of your head and jaw to help alleviate the symptoms. You should also make a dental appointment.
Dr. Lawrence Kessler
Periodontics 56 years experience
See a periodontist: You describe symptoms of temperomandibular joint dysfunction commonly called tmjoint if it is the periodontist should be able to get you better.

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Last updated Dec 8, 2016

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