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Upper wisdom tooth cavity. No tooth pain but the mucosa around tooth and back of mouth sensitive and burning. Painful to push on gums. Jaw & ear pain.

Upper wisdom tooth cavity. No tooth pain but the mucosa around tooth and back of mouth sensitive and burning. Painful to push on gums. Jaw & ear pain.

See a dentist: When wisdom teeth cause problems, they need to come out. If you are experiencing pain, swollen gums, lymph nodes and it does not go away or if you find it difficult to open your mouth, you should see a dentist for evaluation, x-ray and wisdom teeth removal.

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I have bad jaw, gum, ear pain/ pressure from my wisdom tooth extraction done 6 days ago. All have healed except my bottom right one. I went today back to the oral surgeon thinking I had a socket. They said it was right much food stuck in the hole. Can tha

I have bad jaw, gum, ear pain/ pressure from my wisdom tooth extraction done 6 days ago. All have healed except my bottom right one. I went today back to the oral surgeon thinking I had a socket. They said it was right much food stuck in the hole. Can tha

It can: If they gave you a plastic syringe to irrigate, then be good about it. Otherwise, get a waterpik. It happened to my daughter...and the surgeon did an excellent job too! It will all be ok once it heals. No worries. If it gets worse, then call the office and ask to be seen. Most likely, it will continue to improve.

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Can a wisdom tooth coming in sideways not yet broke thru gums cause ear, jaw, neck pain/swelling? What's best for swelling? Plan 2 call dentist asap

Can a wisdom tooth coming in sideways not yet broke thru gums cause ear, jaw, neck pain/swelling? What's best for swelling? Plan 2 call dentist asap

All of the above: An impacted wisdom tooth can cause all of the above symptoms, so yes see a dentist asap for examination, evaluation and treatment options.

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Bottom wisdom tooth never came in. Had molar pulled a few years ago & now having jaw, ear pain, sore swollen gum where wisdom tooth is under gum.?

Bottom wisdom tooth never came in. Had molar pulled a few years ago & now having jaw, ear pain, sore swollen gum where wisdom tooth is under gum.?

Impacted tooth: We could guess as to the cause of your problem or you could see a dentist to know for sure. I think the second choice is a better one. May be related to an impacted wisdom tooth or a number of other issues as TMJ and ear infection. Can be all related or separate issues.

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Can a cold cause upper jaw and ear pain?

Can a cold cause upper jaw and ear pain?

Not usually: Cold sore does not usually cause jaw and ear pain. See your dentist or doctor to properly diagnose the pain/problem.

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Been getting headaches more often than usually, having jaw & ear pain also. Should I be worried?

Been getting headaches more often than usually, having jaw & ear pain also. Should I be worried?

Stress?: The fact that you are getting headaches, jaw and ear pain may suggest you are clenching your jaw from stress during the day or night. This may lead to headaches, jaw pain and ear pain. Consider nightguards at night. Also make sure you drink lots of fluids, eat on time to see if that also helps with the headaches.

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I have jaw and ear pain and I feel my jaw joint catching?

TMD: The jaw pain is primary and you need a dentist who is knowledgeable in jaw and muscle problems related to the temporo-mandibular joint (jaw joint). The fact that your ear is directly behind the jaw joint makes you feel that the ear is involved. In reality, if you hearing has not changed and you have no drainage or tenderness in the ear canal, the jaw is your only problem.

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I'm having face jaw and ear pain worse when I lie down?

I'm having face jaw and ear pain worse when I lie down?

PAIN: What you describe warrants you seeing a dentist and\or physician (probably an ENT specialist) to determine the cause (s) of your pain. Having it worsen when you lie down may help your doctor diagnose it, but is inconsequential to this type of forum as we can't physically treat you regardless.

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I have gum pain, headche and ear pain. What illness that I have? Its already almost a year

I have gum pain, headche and ear pain. What illness that I have? Its already almost a year

Dental Issues: So hard to say exactly what your problem (s) might be, but certainly a visit to your local dentist can determine if your teeth and gums need treatment.

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I've been haveing ear pain. Sometimes the pain extends to my jaw. A couple times now I've woken up in the middle of the night ad its unhinged slightly?

I've been haveing ear pain. Sometimes the pain extends to my jaw. A couple times now I've woken up in the middle of the night ad its unhinged slightly?

Probably TMJ trouble: Temporal mandibular joint syndrome is common and often the result of excessive teeth grinding/clenching, usually during sleep. The TMJ is slight in front/upper are of your ear and inflammation here can cause pain into ear and jaw. If pushing on the TMJ area and widely opening/closing your mouth causes pain, then it is likely tmj. Motrin/aleve, use of night guard may help. Consult doc. Good luck.

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My allergies are causing jaw and ear pain, what should I do?

My allergies are causing jaw and ear pain, what should I do?

Might not be allergy: Jaw and ear pain are signs of TMJ or temporomandibular joint disorders. It might not be due to allergies. Please see your local doctor to be evaluated.

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Jaw/tooth/ear pain really bothering me. What is wrong with me?

Jaw/tooth/ear pain really bothering me. What is wrong with me?

Hard to tell: So many ailments cause these symptoms. Start with your dentist to rule out any dental issues.

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Ear pain, and tiny tender "node "under jaw. Hard to even feel. Related?

Ear pain, and tiny tender "node "under jaw. Hard to even feel. Related?

Yes likely: If on same side could be lymph node draining/fighting the infection in the ear. See a dr. For possible antibiotics.

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When I put my head a certain way my jaw hurts and my head did I like break my neck or something also have ear pain?

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 and toothache. Proper diagnosis is the key for the successful treatment. Rec.: orofacial pain specialist for evaluation and treatment. This disorder will not resolve on its own with home care.

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Jaw/ear pain went to dr mon n was put on eardrops n amox helped pain but now pain is back n worse can't sleep/eat please help?

TMJ pain: It is sometimes difficult to distinguish ear pain from jaw joint pain. If there is no problem seen by your physician in you ear, I would suggest seeing a dentist who knows how to diagnose and treat the tmj. Names can be found at www. Aaop. Org or www. Aacfp. Org.

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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?

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.

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