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 answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Periodontics 56 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.
Periodontics 30 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.
Last updated May 10, 2018
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