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Ear Wax Jaw Pain
Dr conf impacted wax causing ear/ jaw pain today and suggested 2-3 weeks of olive oil twice daily w/syringe considered if oil doesn't work. Is there anything more effective I can try or is oil best?
ENT doc: Have it professionally removed by an ENT doc. ...Read more
Ear wax in the ear canal is a mixture of secretions from oil and sweat glands in the canal's skin. Shedded skin cells are also a major ingredient of ear wax. There are two genetically determined types of ear wax: the wet type and the dry type. While Asians and Native Americans are more likely to have the dry type (crumbly, flaky), Africans and Europeans are more likely to have the ...Read more
Hi I frequently have excess earwax and have had 2 irrigations in the space of 6 months. Im having slight pain when I press down on the side of my head. Is excess ear wax normal and is there anything I can do to prevent it?
Means need to: maintain good hygiene ( of ears ) , to clean ear canal regularly after shower with Q tips , some times may need ear drops to soften the wax . that will enable him to remove easily ...Read more
I hear a crunching sound in my left ear whenever I move my head. There are no other symptoms. It is not ear wax.
When i tilt my head i often hear water emptying from my ears. Is there really water flowing out n if so, would tat b enough to flush d ear wax out as well? Thanks!
Hear: Less likely to be true fluid moving, more likely blood flow. ...Read more
My right ear is producing no ear wax and hurts and feels pressurized... My left ear is producing alot. Ive been getting bad head aches whats going on? I have had monthly sinus infections. Another ent had me try a nasal spray and Allegra D to see if it's a
Tmj disorders : Apparently you are suffering from TMJ disorders . You might be a bruxer or you are grinding your teeth while asleep or you are a clincher . Get your TMJ and surrounding muscles examined by a well trained dentist in that field .The pain you are getting is due to muscle contractions while you are playing ...Read more
These are common symptoms of tmj/tmd.
Tmj pain usually results from bruxism (chronic grinding and/or clenching the teeth), or a bad bite. Headaches, sinus pain and ear pain are also common.
See your dentist to evaluate and treat for tmd, and an ENT specialist or your medical doctor to evaluate any ear infections. ...Read more
Yes.: I believe that referred pain can travel from the ear to the jaw. See ENT Dr if you don't improve ...Read more
Quite Possible: I have not come across this, but it is possible. A spider bite typically causes a localized inflammatory response. The tempromandibular joint of your jaw comes into close proximity to your ear and thus could feel like jaw pain. If you already clench/grind your teeth, that area is already irritated and thus the spider bite could have made this discomfort more noticeable. ...Read more
Yes, It's Possible: Problems within the tm joint can cause a huge variety of symptoms, which differ from person to person. Ear and jaw pain are very common. Facial tingling and numbness are less common, but still possible. Unfortunately, there's really no proven way for you to take care of this problem yourself. You need to see a dentist who's experienced with TMJ problems. Get help before your symptoms worsen! ...Read more
Jaw pain just under the ear on the left side. Range of motion is extremely limited. What is the matter?
Infection: If the problem is new, an infected, impacted third molar (wisdom tooth) may present this way. ...Read more
I have pain on the outside ear. Sometimes pain runs from there to the jaw when i open the jaw pain will be felt. Is it sinus pain?
Have severe jaw pain an ear pain & can not find any one that specialize in TMJ that takes my medical card help! What can I do do I have to live wit It?
Hmmm: We often have to "pay" for the best care. Most things in life are not free. It will be your choice to find a competent practitioner in your area who can help you regardless of insurance coverage or live with the discomfort. You might be able to seek care in a local dental school for treatment at a reduced rate. However, expect the process to take longer. ...Read more
It could be ear related or jaw related and within those categories are many possibilities.
It is best to see an orofacial pain specialist for the jaw pain or a physician to rule out ear related pain. ...Read more
See a dentist: Ear and jaw pain need to be evaluated by a dentist to determine a diagnosis, then proper treatment to resolve the pain. It could be a muscle issue or there could be an infection in the area. Call a dentist asap. ...Read more
C an oral surgeon: Tmj could very well b the cause. ...Read more
Tmj: Pain around th ear and the jaw following tonsillectomy is probably a result of keeping the mouth wide open for a long time during the surgery which puts lots of strain on the temptomsndibular joint (TMJ) and the muscles that are involved with this joint. Talk to your dentist there are exercises that you can do to ease the pain there are also muscle relaxing and pain med. You can take. ...Read more
I got a cold 2weeks ago now my right side temple hurts along with occasional ear and jaw pain what is this?
A Few Things:
With that history it could be many things...Most likely causes include...
1. Tmj disorder
i would recommend a md visit first to check ear and sinuses, then dentist if those are ok.
This is common as pain in the head can come from many sources and the actual cause can take a bit of diagnostic detective work. ...Read more
Im having ear and jaw pain on my right side, having hot flashes and tingling that goes up the opposite side of my head.
Sorry to hear this. You MUST see your regular doctor first and she/he may make changes or send you to a specialist.
Hope all goes well - please keep me posted. ...Read more
Headaches, right top side, 5-10 sec, more than once a day, had for a month, worse infront of computer, last days ear, jaw pain. What can it be?
See your dentist: Dentists specialize in treating facial issues. See your dentist and have them evaluate you for bruxism, an abscessed tooth, trigeminal neuralgia, or TMJ. Your symptoms could be a wide range of issues. Your dentist should be able to help you figure out what is wrong or can point you in the direction of a specialist who can. Best of luck :) ...Read more
Yes: Ear infection can cause jaw pain. Jaw (TMJ) pain can cause ear pain. Both often misdiagnosed. If unclear about diagnosis, see TMJ expert. 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. ...Read more
TMJ syndrome: Temporo-mandibular syndrome is the second most frequent cause of orofacial pain after dental pain. Headache, earache, sinus pain, tooth sensitivity and jaw pain are the common symptoms. Proper diagnosis is the key to successful treatment. See Orofacial Pain practitioner for a consultation and treatment options. ...Read more
Sounds like: Tmj syndrome, but a complete exam has to be done to rule out other causes. ...Read more
Headache, ear, jaw pain. Feel tired and have a foggy feeling. I think it's my sinus but not sure.
The symptoms you are describing can be attributed to the flu, sinus infection, tmj/tmd disorder (usually the result of bruxism, which is chronic teeth grinding and/or clenching), sleep apnea/sleep disorders.
See your dentist for an examination and evaluation of tmd. See your medical doctor or an ENT specialist to check for sinus and/ or ear infections. ...Read more