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A 18-year-old male asked:

Sometimes when i drink water or any liquid i get a sharp pain behind my ears sort of by my jaw. it only happens when liquids or tongue touch my gums?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Lawrence Kessler
Periodontics 57 years experience
Pain in jaw: Your description of pain sounds as if you have a gum infection somewhere and an exposed nerve is traveling pain up your jaw have someone look at it.
Dr. John Francis
Periodontics 31 years experience
The tooth: Gums usually don't respond to temperature as much as the tooth does. It sounds a lot like you have some root sensitivity. Please see your dentist.

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