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Tmj Ear Pain Treatment
Ear Pain Adults: Ear pain In adults is a common problem Often the cause is 'otitis externa' which is an inflammation of the ear canal (sometimes with infection) It often starts with the canal being itchy or after getting the ear wet e.g. after a lot of swimming. It can be VERY painful, so taking medicines like paracetamol +/- ibuprofen can help Treatment is by keeping the ear dry +/-drops prescribed by a Dr ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Burning, achy pain behind upper wisdom tooth. Tooth is fine. Dentist says tmj. Motrin or Tylenol (acetaminophen) doesn't help. Can tmj cause this achiness? Miserable!
Will a mouth guard help with ear inflammation? Constant right side ear ache behind ear lobe. Dentist said not grinding teeth, maybe clenching jaw.
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
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
Treat the ear: Assuming you didn't have vertigo initially: if you have both an ear infection and vertigo, then it is very likely that the ear infection caused the vertigo. As you treat the ear infection, the vertigo should improve. However you might need to take some meds to help with the acute symptoms of vertigo. ...Read more
TMD dx. Ear pain, sore muscle down front of neck, popping jaw. Can this cause lower jaw pain next to molars under tongue? Cold fluid causes ear pain?
Yes, it can: Myofascial pain syndrome, is a regional muscle disorder that is one of the most common causes of persistent pain in the head, face and neck regions. A myofascial pain is defined as a localized deep tenderness in a taut band of skeletal muscle, tendon or ligament that has the ability to refer pain to another region known as a zone of reference (i.e., area of pain complaint). See orofacial pain doc ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Jaw pain pain infront of ear pain im ear sharp pain running up the side of my head and toothache neck pain Tmj? Or somethng serious?
It can : Over activity of these muscles can sometimes cause a ringing sensation, called tinnitus. It is not unusual for the patient with tmj/cmd to complain of ringing in their ears, or vertigo. The tensor tympani and tensor levi palatini are tensed whenever the jaw-closing muscles are tensed, i.e., when ever the jaw is clenched. The reason is that the same nerve (the trigeminal) feeds all of the muscles o. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Can TMJ dysfunction cause severe tooth pain? X ray showed impacted wisdom teeth but not infected so diagnosis TMJ dysfunction
Temple is sore like a bruise but no mark. Ear pain, jaw clicking, pain under jaw bone to chin. Doc says TMD. Motrin doesn't help. TMJ cause this pain?
Can a myringotomy worsen existing tinnitus (cause unknown)? Myringotomy to alleviate excruciating ear pressure
2 questions: Myringotomy can not have an effect on tinnitus unless you have middle ear fluid. Tinnitus is now considered a central (brain synchronicity problem). The pressure question again can only answered by the middle ear being full of thick fluid causing pressure and hearing loss. Middle ear fluid rarely causes excruciating ear pressure unless you have pus under pressure. You need accurate diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer