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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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I have pain now for 2 years jaw and ear pain. .

I have pain now for 2 years jaw and ear pain. .

Needs assessment: Need to see doctor for an examination to work out whether an ear problem or referred pain from the neck jaw or something like migraine. An examination will help here and if unclear your GP can then refer or run tests as needed. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Jaw and ear pain/pressure + jaw joint catching =?

Jaw and ear pain/pressure + jaw joint catching =?

Sounds like TMJ prob: Needs evaluation by dentist or oral surgeon. ...Read more

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Right neck shoulder jaw ear pain no improvement after 4 mos of prescribed therapies and medicines?

Right neck shoulder jaw ear pain no improvement after 4 mos of prescribed therapies and medicines?

Complex issue: Ask your doctor if physical therapy or an MRI is appropriate. Also, look at your caffeine intake and stress level. Reducing these may help. If there's no anatomic problem with the MRI, you may want to try alternatives such as massage or acupuncture. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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33 year old female with ear swishing sensation, tight jaw, ear pain, and headache. What could it be?

Ear pain: There are quite a few things that can cause ear pain, headache and a swishing sound in the ear. The first one that comes to mind is an ear infection. You may have some ear drainage and fever if that was the case. Another common condition would be temporomandibular joint pain dysfunction, commonly call TMJ or TMD. Best to have an ENT specialist evaluate so you can get started on the right treatm ...Read more

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The left side of my jaw is in agony. I can hardly chew. I don't have a headache/ear pain/ringing. What can I do to get rid of the pain?

The left side of my jaw is in agony. I can hardly chew. I don't have a headache/ear pain/ringing. What can I do to get rid of the pain?

1st ENTconsider TMJ: First see an ENT! If the side of your head is tender consider the possibility of a TMJ condition. The jaw muscles in the face and on the side of the head when fatigued become very tender and cause headaches, tenderness to hand pressure. Many patients also experience ear pressure, ringing, and ear pain which can be symptoms of a TMJ condition. For a TMJ specialist visit AACFP. ...Read more

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Over the past few days I been having tooth and jaw pain its mild and I have an ear pain during the day and night could something be writing?

Over the past few days I been having tooth and jaw pain its mild and I have an ear pain during the day and night could something be writing?

YES!: Pain &/or bleeding &/or swelling are red flags that there is something dramatically wrong. A small cavity is painless, a large deep cavity is painful as the infection spreads. Don't wait. Call your Dentist now. Could be transient like an erupting wisdom tooth, or could be something chronic and serious. Go for an examination. ...Read more

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Strange left jaw and ear pain...VERY random. Only lasts a few seconds when happens. If it was heart related. Would the pain be more constant?

Possible TMJ...: It seems like you might be suffering of temporomandibular jaw dysfunction which is pain and inflammation of the ligament that is located between your jaw and skull. It can mimic a earache and it might also be manifested with pain while chewing, pain when opening the mouth, etc. Heart issues usually last longer and most likely would involve chest pain, trouble breathing esp. With exercise. F/u w/ PCP. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have constant jaw and ear pain for a week after novacaine shot? Dentist said a nerve was possible damaged. How long it takes to heal?

Possible damage: In addition, the needle sometimes passes through some muscle tissue, so that may be inflamed. Also, keeping your mouth opened wide for a while during the procedure may have inflamed the tmj. Was a tooth extracted? This can also cause your symptoms. Your post gave little info to go on. Hard to say how long it will take to heal. ...Read more