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TMJ diagnosis can it caused ear pain when swallowing? Sore under ear, temple, front neck muscle and ear pain when eating & swallowing. Jaw clicks too. :(

TMJ diagnosis can it caused ear pain when swallowing? Sore under ear, temple, front neck muscle and ear pain when eating & swallowing.  Jaw clicks too. :(

TMJ: These are all symptoms of TMJ dysfunction. Most TMJ dysfunction is caused by bruxism (chronic teeth grinding and/or clenching), or a bad bite. Make an appointment with your dentist or a dentist who treats TMJ dysfunction for an examination. You might also want to see an ENT specialist to rule out any ear or head and neck infections. ...Read more

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Headache, ear ache and jaw hurts when chewing or opening wide ?

Likely TMJ: Most likely due to TMJ dysfunction or a dental condition. Tmj, temporomandibular joint, is the jaw joint which can become inflamed, irritated, dislocated and cause these symptoms. Common reasons are trauma, chewing on a hard substance, bruxism, etc. Etc. ...Read more

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Pain when opening mouth/chewing too much, popping jaw, pain/tenderness behind, and in front of ear, ear fullness, headache, throat feel swollen/sore?

Pain when opening mouth/chewing  too much, popping jaw, pain/tenderness behind, and in front of ear, ear fullness, headache, throat feel swollen/sore?

Classic TMJ Disorder: It sounds like a classic case of TMJ disorder. You can discuss possible causes and treatments of your problem with your dentist or a TMJ specialist. ...Read more

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Left jaw joint ache when chin tilted down or turning neck left. sometimes pain uppr left throat & ear when swallowng. jaw clicking when eating. tmjd?

TMJ-TMD: TMJ disorder is the second most frequent cause of orofacial pain after dental pain. The common symptom are: headache, jaw pain, neck pain, eye pain, earache. Proper diagnosis is the key for the successful treatment. This disorder will not resolve on its own with home care. Rec.: orofacial pain specialist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Pain when chewing, popping when opening wide, and pressure and pain/fullness in ears?

Pain when chewing, popping when opening wide, and pressure and pain/fullness in ears?

Pressure: Partial blockage of the eustacian tube which runs from the side of the back of the throat into the middle ear. When this happens it creates a sensation of fullness. You can try relieving this by thrusting your lower jay forward and your head back, or by holding your nostrils and blowing against a closed mouth (but be very careful with this), or use a nasal spray or decongestant or a sinus rinse. ...Read more

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Pain in my ear and it hurts when I chewing the hurt ear side?

TMD: If the pain in your ear is not associated with a hearing loss or drainage and the pain is intensified by chewing, the diagnosis is more like related to your jaw joint or jaw muscles. Try heat and over the counter pain meds and see your dentist. ...Read more

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Can TMJ cause ear pain. Soreness under ear and a little discomfort in front of ear. Ear pain is a deep ache. Jaw opens crooked and pops. Comes & goes.

TMJ ear pain: What you are describing is very suggestive of TMJ inflammation especially if you have malocclusion ( teeth don't fit properly). You can take Ibuprofen for the pain, avoid chewing gum, avoid straining the jaw by yawning. You will likely need a dental split or appliance prescribed or created for you by your dentist to minimize the joints hypermobility. You should see your dentist soon. ...Read more

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Neck sore, left side of jaw and tongue hurt, jaw clicks and pops when yawning. Pain in front of right ear when I press down.

Neck sore,  left side of jaw and tongue hurt, jaw clicks and pops when yawning. Pain in front of right ear when I press down.

See an OFP: Orofacial Pain includes a number of clinical problems involving the masticatory muscles or TMJ. Some people may experience pain in the ears, cheeks or side of the head, while others experience problems with their bite, clicking noise when moving the jaw. They are the expert in this field. ...Read more

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Pain under left ear, near jaw line. Hurt when swallowing. Feels numb. Pain in ear. Help?

Pain under left ear, near jaw line. Hurt when swallowing. Feels numb. Pain in ear. Help?

More information: I wish I had some more information, like if you ever feel your ear popping or feel like you can hear yourself talking out of that ear because if you did I'd think you have a problem with your eustachian tube. If not, I would question a possible issue with your TMJ joint. Either way, I'd suggest having your doc take a look in your ear on Monday and determine which it is (if either) and treat ...Read more

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TMD dx. Ear pain, sore muscle down front of neck, popping jaw. Can this cause lower jaw pain next to molars under tongue? Cold fluid causes ear pain?

TMD dx. Ear pain, sore muscle down front of neck, popping jaw. Can this cause lower jaw pain next to molars under tongue? Cold fluid causes ear pain?

Yes, it can: Myofascial pain syndrome, is a regional muscle disorder that is one of the most common causes of persistent pain in the head, face and neck regions. A myofascial pain is defined as a localized deep tenderness in a taut band of skeletal muscle, tendon or ligament that has the ability to refer pain to another region known as a zone of reference (i.e., area of pain complaint). See orofacial pain doc ...Read more

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Having some clicking in ears when yawning.. Trying to pop ears manually while exhaling holding nose.. Feels like fluid but not popping.. No ear pain?

Having some clicking in ears when yawning.. Trying to pop ears manually while exhaling holding nose.. Feels like fluid but not popping.. No ear pain?

Eustachian tube dyfx: When you are yawning the popping you are having is caused by air rushing into the ear when your eustachian tube is opening. The eustachian tube is a tube that connects your ear to your throat and opens naturally when you yawn or swallow. Try popping your ears by plugging your nose and blowing hard. Your ears should pop open. This is called a valsalva maneuver and is very effective. ...Read more

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Having throat pain while swallowing and it radiates to the ear.

Having throat pain while swallowing and it radiates to the ear.

Common: The same nerve that provides sensation to the throat also provides it to portions of the ear and throat infections can have referred pain to the ear. ...Read more

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Left ear pain and clogged sensation, pain/drum pops when burping, jaw pain near left ear and congestion. internist saw no ear infection. Ideas? Help!

Ear pain: It is possible that you have a TMJ problem or an ear problem. An ENT can evaluate you ear and sinuses and a dentist or oral surgeon can evaluate your TMJ. ...Read more

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Neck pain, tinnitus, no hearing loss, clicking noise inside ears each time when I swallow, move my head/neck, Tintus becomes louder on teech clenching?

Neck pain, tinnitus, no hearing loss, clicking noise inside ears each time when I swallow, move my head/neck, Tintus becomes louder on teech clenching?

See your doctor...: You need an exam to determine the cause of your symptoms. Schedule an appointment and keep a diary of your symptoms. I see you are on a steroid nasal spray and all of these symptoms could be related to allergies or a secondary sinus infection but an exam is required to be sure. ...Read more

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