A member asked:

Tmj? ear stuffiness and pain. tender jaw. neck and bottom of head ache radiating to shoulders. shooting pain up side of head. shoulders and neck tense

3 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. Arnold Malerman answered

Specializes in Orthodontics

Could be from ear infection, TMJ dysfunction, throat or tonsil infection, impacted wisdom tooth, neoplasm, systemic disease, muscle sprain, neurological disorder, and many other possibilities. Bite the bullet, call BOTH your Physician and your Dentist for diagnosis and treatment. Know that your symptoms may have multiple coincidental unrelated causes.

Answered Sep 14, 2015



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Dr. Paul Grin answered

Specializes in Pain Management

Temporo-mandibular syndrome is the second most frequent cause of orofacial pain after dental pain. TMJ syndrome may cause ear stuffiness and pain, jaw clicking and pain, neck pain and headache. Proper diagnosis is the key to successful treatment. See an orthodontist for consultation and treatment options.

Answered May 17, 2019



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