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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 answered

Specializes in Pediatric Dentistry

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

Answered 6/28/2017

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Dr. Robert Douglas answered

Specializes in Orthodontics

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.

Answered 12/12/2015

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Dr. Arnold Malerman answered

Specializes in Orthodontics

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.

Answered 12/3/2015

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