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What is causing ear pain and ear fullness with jaw movement?

What is causing ear pain and ear fullness with jaw movement?

Muscle spasm: Ear pain or otalgia is secondary to masseter or internal pterygoid muscle hyperactivity (muscles that close the jaw). This is called referred pain. If you ear were located on top of your head (in your imagination), you would not complain of ear ache. You would complain of pain at the side of your face. In this location are the jaw joint (arthritis) and muscles of mastication. (muscle spasm). ...Read more

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I have a stiff neck, I'm always tired, I'm hungry but if I have a bite of something I'm full, jaw feels stiff, what is this?

I have a stiff neck, I'm always tired, I'm hungry but if I have a bite of something I'm full, jaw feels stiff, what is this?

TMJ syndrome: Temporo-mandibular syndrome is the second most frequent cause of orofacial pain after dental pain. Benign click is not considered a pathology. Proper diagnosis is the key to successful treatment. See Orofacial Pain practitioner for a consultation and treatment options if needed. They are the expert in this field. ...Read more

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Headache, upper full jaw pain, can only open mouth half way then get more pressure/pain in head. Seen dentist 3 weeks ago no issues. What is cause?

Internal derangement: Disc displacement without reduction. The disc remains trapped in front of the condyle resulting in limited range of motion. Muscles of mastication in co-contraction to protect tmj. Stress of the uncertainty. All this leads to tension type headache. Rec.: see an orofacial pain specialist for disk reduction and amelioration of the condition. ...Read more

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Bruxist for 30 years: a sense of fullness in ear; jaw tight on that side; light headed when move neck; lethargic or drowsy?

Bruxist for 30 years: a sense of fullness in ear; jaw tight on that side;  light headed when move neck; lethargic or drowsy?

TMJ Disorder: What you describe is a disorder of your temporomandibular joint. tmj joints are near your ears and the muscles, nerves & blood supply to your face, skull and neck. more than a jaw click or pop alone, tmjd can be fatigue, brain fog, bruxism/ clenching, ringing ear(s), pain, bite changes, voice changes, headaches & other symptoms. See your dentist or a TMJ specialist (doctor/dentist)... And relax... ...Read more

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I have tmd how do I get help the main symtoms are verigo ear fullness jaw muscle tightness?

I have tmd how do I get help the main symtoms are verigo ear fullness jaw muscle tightness?

TMJ TMD: Temporo-mandibular disorder is the second most frequent cause of orofacial pain after dental pain. Earache, vertigo, ear fullness, tinnitus and hyperacusis are the common symptom of the TMJ disorder because its anatomical proximity. Proper diagnosis is the key to the successful treatment. See orofacial pain practitioner for a consultation and management. They are the expert in this field. ...Read more

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Could my wisdom teeth cause ear fullness? Jaw tight? Bitter taste?

Could my wisdom teeth cause ear fullness? Jaw tight? Bitter taste?

Yes, yes, yes: Yes, all of these symptoms. What concerns me is the bitter taste as this might be an infection that requires treatment before it flares up into an emergency situation. Please see your dentist as soon as possible for an evaluation to see whether or not your wisdom teeth require removal. ...Read more

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Headache, ear fullness, jaw tightness, bitter taste in mouth. Last mnth dentist said wisdom teeth looked great. What could it be?

Headache, ear fullness, jaw tightness, bitter taste in mouth. Last mnth dentist said wisdom teeth looked great. What could it be?

Wisdom tooth pain: There are a few things that can be going on and your dentist or an oral surgeon would be able to determine this. TMJ, tooth decay, Infection,or even the wisdom teeth could be causing this. Wisdom can change position as they try it erupt. Depending on how long ago you had a wisdom tooth evaluation, things may have changed. See a dentist ASAP. ...Read more

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At least once a day.Headache, ear feels hot/full.Eye & temple pressure, jaw pain, shooting pain back of neck, occurs on one side only(right) please help?

At least once a day.Headache, ear feels hot/full.Eye & temple pressure, jaw pain, shooting pain back of neck, occurs on one side only(right) please help?

Possible TMJ: The way your teeth meet, may need adjustment, so possibly you favor one side or possibly clench or grind your teeth. Temporomandibular joint / muscles -problems can present these symptoms. See a dentist for an evaluation. Try to keep a log of what your were doing immediately prior to each "event" as this may help you or your dentist determine if any harmful habit is causing your problem. ...Read more

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What causes pockets full of blood near my jaw line?

What causes pockets full of blood near my jaw line?

Unsure: Are we talking blood after you shave (in which case it would be the direct trauma from the shaving), or pockets that appear randomly? If it's the latter, then there may be a bleeding/tissue disorder (I'd think about a blood protein deficiency or connective tissue problem). If it's not trauma related, I'd suggest you make a face to face appointment with a doctor. ...Read more

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Headaches in back of head near neck/skull, fullness in ears, achyness in jaw especially in morning, some vertigo, i can crack neck-which helps, what is ?

Dont know.: Could be simply a misalignment in your neck since cracking your neck helps. The pain in your jaw- could be tmj. Consider several options: discuss with your regular doctor. Also see if there is an upper cervical chiropractor near you. Or craniosacral therapist. Neuromuscular massage can help as well to relax the small muscles that can cause pain. Acupuncture and chinese medicin can also help. ...Read more

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My jaw kind of hurts and its really tense and full of pressure? What can I do about that?

My jaw kind of hurts and its really tense and full of pressure? What can I do about that?

Jaw pain: U should start by seeing a doctor. Jaw pain may be related to some benign conditions such as TMJ vs sinus infection vs more serious conditions such as giant cell arteritis. Diagnosis will require good history and exam and possibly some imaging studies. A visit to dentist may be required if ur Doctor refers. Hope I feel better. ...Read more

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After I wake up either from a nap or a full nights rest if I try to eat or yawn my jaw hurts! what could this be?

After I wake up either from a nap or a full nights rest if I try to eat or yawn my jaw hurts! what could this be?

Bruxism & fatigue: You are probably grinding your teeth while you sleep. Ask your dentist to make you a soft night gaurd and try it for a week. Ibuprofen helps as well! 800mg before you sleep should relieve some of the inflammation! Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Whenever I wake up either from a nap or a full nights sleep if I try to eat my jaw feels like its cramping ?

Whenever I wake up either from a nap or a full nights sleep if I try to eat my jaw feels like its cramping ?

Bruxism: Likely you are clenching or grinding your teeth during sleep. Common. This can lead to TMj problems and head and neck pain. See your dentist. If diagnosis of bruxism is confirmed, you may be referred to a TMj expert. ...Read more

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Jaw dislocated on both sides 2x in 3 days, appt on thursday. The left joint \u0026 full neck feel like they're on fire. Why, & how can I stop it? =)

Jaw dislocated on both sides 2x in 3 days, appt on thursday. The left joint \u0026 full neck feel like they're on fire. Why, & how can I stop it? =)

Jaw and Muscle: It appears that you have a serious TMJ and muscle dysfunction that causes these muscles to go into a spasm and the jaw joint (TMJ) to be misaligned. You seriously need treatment from a dentist that is very skilled at treating tmj. Only about 5% of dentist are really good in this realm in that they are very familiar with multiple treatment options to select from based on the patient needs. ...Read more

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What can cause a heavy pressure under my cheek bones, about at my jaw. Not painful, just lots of pressure feeling. Bend over and head feels full.

Acute sinusitis: the are behind the cheekbones are the maxillary sinuses. These can become congested from infection or allergy and can actually have a fluid buildup which when changing head position will give the feeling of fullness, pain in the upper teeth and or ear pain. While not an acute situation you should see you local MD for medications and possibly radiographs. ...Read more

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Hello I have been moving my jaw as bad habit for a while now and for the past few days my right TMJ hurts and I feel full ness in ear what shold I do?

Hello I have been moving my jaw as bad habit for a while now and for the past few days my right TMJ hurts and I feel full ness in ear what shold I do?

Rest: Try to stop the movement that makes you uncomfortable. Moist heat, rest, antiinflammatories like ibuprophen might help. Soft diet and avoid extreme movements like yawning. If it persists see a dentist knowledgeable in TMJ problems. ...Read more

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Can neck and jaw stiffness with head and ear fullness all be caused by one problem?

Can neck and jaw stiffness with head and ear fullness all be caused by one problem?

Yes. TMJD / TMD: Temporomandibulardisorders - tmd is commonly called "tmj". It is also called "the great impostor" since it mimics symptoms from other conditions. Jaw and neck muscles function in concert. So poor jaw position that strains the jaw muscles also strain neck muscles. Due to the proximity of ear to TMJ (jaw joint) ear fullness, ear pain are quite common with tmd. Tm. ...Read more

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Can ear fullness sometimes be caused by or related to neck, shoulder and jaw tension?

Can ear fullness sometimes be caused by or related to neck, shoulder and jaw tension?

Yes: Some people with temporomandibular joint issue sense fullness in the ears. I have not heard of neck and shoulder problem causing ear symptoms. If you have jaw problem, talk to your dentist regarding a mouthguard to wear at night. (I assume that you have had your ears checked out already) ...Read more

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I've had pressure/fullness in my left ear for about 2 days now. It moves from behind it to on top towards the temple and to my jaw? Cause?

Eustacian tube : You may have an issue with your eustacian tubes not equalizing pressure in your ears. This will cause a build up of pressure that can be painful. At times this will pull fluid into the middle ear which has the potential to become infected. This can be triggered by allergies or an infection that causes nasal passages to swell. There are over the counter treatments but need provider to confirm dx. ...Read more

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After 2 days of taking a mild muscle relaxer for my jaw i now have a full body rash, and it itches like crazy! could this be an allergic reaction?

After 2 days of taking a mild muscle relaxer for my jaw i now have a full body rash, and it itches like crazy! could this be an allergic reaction?

High probability: There is a high probability that you have an allergy to the muscle relaxant. You should immediately discontinue the medication. You may take over the counter Benadryl (diphenhydramine) to decrease your itching. If your having difficulty breathing or your airway is being compromised, then you should activate your local ems and go to the emergency room. ...Read more