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Gum Tenderness With Ear Ache
Will a mouth guard help with ear inflammation? Constant right side ear ache behind ear lobe. Dentist said not grinding teeth, maybe clenching jaw.
Pain felt in ear can be result of conditions that affect the ear directly such as ear infections, traumatic injury to ear, impacted ear wax, as well as benign or malignant growths of ear. Pain in ear can be referred from conditions that affect the throat, teeth, or jaw including tonsil/throat infections, dental infections, jaw joint inflammation, benign ...Read more
Pain when opening mouth/chewing too much, popping jaw, pain/tenderness behind, and in front of ear, ear fullness, headache, throat feel swollen/sore?
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
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
You should be: examined by your doctor. This could just be a viral infection, but it could be an ear infection, throat infection, or sinus infection. For tonight, if you can't see a doctor, you could take ibuprofen or acetaminophen, if you have no other medical contraindication to doing sol. ...Read more
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!
Tender area behind left ear with slightly raised lump on the mastoid bone and dull earache with tenderness in ear canal. Is this dangerous/serious?
Mastoiditis: You need to be seen and examined, preferably by an ENT doctor. This could be very severe and dangerous and you should go asap. Good luck and hope this improves quickly. ...Read more
Get treated: You appear to have an infection that is causing you some discomfort to say the least. See a dr, possibly an urgicare center is open at this time, and you can get the proper treatment you need. Best wishes. ...Read more
Ear discomfort with jawline swelling, (on opposite sides) also have a dark purpl/papillae on tongue side with ear popping and dull intermittent ear pa?
See a dentist: All except for the purple tongue are probably due to clenching/grinding. These cause compression of the jaw joints, which are right in front of the ears and can result in ear problems. The popping is due the joints being damaged. Jawline "swelling" may be enlarged jaw muscles. See a dentist asap for treatment and to get your tongue checked--that could be a serious problem. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pain in tragus and bad hearing within inner ear.Small lumps along jawline down to around cheekbones. Jaw pain and stiffness. History of ear infection.
Ice pick pain behind ears with canal swelling. Do I have an ear infection? Pain is intermittent. Persistant right canal swelling with burning.
Pull on ear lobe: If it hurts, probably infection.Get a more detailed answer ›
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 moreSee 6 more doctor answers
Upper wisdom tooth has internal resorption. No tooth pain but pain palate behind tooth and ear hurts. Is pain common with IRR?Scared. Help.
Options: A consultation with your local General Dentist and an Endodontist to discuss your treatment options would be prudent. However, if it's a wisdom tooth the recommendation would likely be to extract it. Let's start by diagnosing the cause of your pain. This cannot be done over the internet. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Rarely: Unless the mastoid sinuses are infected, the pain is not expected to be in the areas. I suspect that you may have a jaw problem from teeth grinding. Consult your dentist. ...Read more
Right ear infection 8/25.On antibiotic since.Have slight ear pain and headache.loud ringing/muffled sound. Pain behind eyes. Left ear craclking.
Tooth pain: They definitely could be-can you localize it to one tooth or to many teeth. Is the tooth on the upper or lower. If it is multiple teeth and it is on the top the sinus may be involved. If you can localize the tooth pain isee your dentist otherwise see your physician. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers