A 32-year-old member asked:
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i'm having pain in left carotid jaw or ear. could this be tmj?

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Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
44 years experience Dentistry
Could be: Would need a thorough history and examination to really answer your question. Need to ask about severity, duration, triggers, trauma history, and other important related symptoms. I would see a dentist and possibly a tmd/tmj specialist asap.
Answered on Dec 10, 2013
Dr. James Donley
53 years experience Dentistry
Posssibly: You need to see a dentist who has had training in treating tmj.
Answered on Mar 23, 2015
Dr. Louis Gallia
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Yes: Yes. Could be TMj or other nearby problems. I'd see an ENT doc and a TMJ specialist. Any dentist can be a TMJ expert with the proper training and experience. Most commonly, oral surgeons, prosthodontists, and orofacial pain specialists. Ask your MD, your dentist and your dental society for referrals.
Answered on Mar 23, 2015

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