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Port Neches, TX
A 37-year-old male asked:

Can you have symptoms of tooth abcess like jaw swelling ear pain and ringing without tooth hurting. at dentist last june he was not sure about a tooth?

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Dr. Robert Douglas
Orthodontics 52 years experience
See Your Dentist: It is likely that the tooth was not acute enough for your dentist to find it. Go see him again and it will probably turn out to be the cause. If there is no infection investigate the possibility of TMJ. Good luck.
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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 37 years experience
Yes, TMJ syndrome: Temporo-mandibular syndrome is the second most frequent cause of orofacial pain after dental pain. Toothache, headache, earache, sinus pain, neck pain and jaw pain are the common symptoms. Proper diagnosis is the key to successful treatment. See Orofacial Pain specialist for a consultation and treatment options.
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Last updated Jul 4, 2016

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