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A 37-year-old male asked:

can an obstruction in parotid duct cause jaw clicking and popping and ear ringing ? i told ent swelling but i think i told him wrong may be tmj

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Dr. Ronald Hsu
Pediatric Dentistry 18 years experience
Sounds like TMJ: Blocked parotid duct would not cause jaw clicking or popping, or ringing in the ears. TMJ problems would. Please see here: http://www.nidcr.nih.gov/oralhealth/Topics/TMJ/TMJDisorders.htm
Dr. Robert Douglas
Orthodontics 51 years experience
See a TMJ Dentist: Your local dentist who specializes in TMJ will be able to treat your symptoms. I don't think the Parotid duct obstruction can explain them.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 53 years experience
Obstruction: Obstructed parotid duct will not cause TMJ Dysfunction, and your symptoms suggest TMD. Important that both obstruction and dysfunction are treated. Treatment of TMD depends on cause, start with your Dentist. Obstructed duct may need services of Oral Surgeon. Ask your Dentist for suggestions.

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