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What kind of treatments are there for tmj? Seems as if that might be the answer to why I'm feeling the ear pain dizziness n headaches over a year now?

What kind of treatments are there for tmj? Seems as if that might be the answer to why I'm feeling the ear pain dizziness n headaches over a year now?

Many treatments: Make sure you have ruled out inner ear problems, menere's disease, and neuro/vascular issues as well... Once a diagnosis has been made, treatments can include any combination of bite splints, orthodontics, bite balancing and restorative dentistry. Make sure you consult with someone who loves to do this type of care... ...Read more

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If TMJ is cause of major ear pain (worse when weather changes), ENT says ear is normal, what is course of action? Custom mouth guard? Massage therapy?

If TMJ is cause of major ear pain (worse when weather changes), ENT says ear is normal, what is course of action? Custom mouth guard? Massage therapy?

See your dentist: Have your dentist evaluate or refer you to an oral surgeon that can better assess the area and come up with a treatment modality that just does not mask the symptoms. Once the proper diagnosis is attained, a nightguard may be the correct therapy, a series of visits with an physical therapist, or other treatments may be indicated based upon clinical and radiographic interpretation. ...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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I experience some sharp ear pain when I yawn or open my mouth. What could be the causes of this? Probable TMJ.

I experience some sharp ear pain when I yawn or open my mouth. What could be the causes of this? Probable TMJ.

Yes: It sounds like a TMD\TMJoint issue. An evaluation to determine the cause and early intervention with appropriate treatment, if necessary, will prevent more serious problems over time. ...Read more

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Been diagnosed w/ both TMJ & eustachian tube dysfuntion. How can one tell the difference in what problem an ear pain goes to?

Been diagnosed w/ both TMJ & eustachian tube dysfuntion. How can one tell the difference in what problem an ear pain goes to?

See TMJ expert: It is possible but unlikely both TMJ and ET dysfunction are both present. Likely TMJ with secondary ear symptoms. See a TMJ expert for evaluation. ...Read more

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What is the difference between ear pain from an ear infection vs tmj?

What is the difference between ear pain from an ear infection vs tmj?

Often the same.: Both are caused by swelling tissue sending electric signal to brain "Houston, there is a problem". One comes from the jaw joint and one from inner or outer ear. The brain changes these signals into pain. It can make both of them feel the same. Evaluation with someone who specializes in TMJ might be helpful and protect you from useless antibiotics. ...Read more

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I have ear pain right after eating vertain foods, like ice cream. I do have TMJ. What could this be?

I have ear pain right after eating vertain foods, like ice cream. I do have TMJ. What could this be?

Need more info: Have you had this pain for quite awhile? Did it appear recently along with some ear pain or other symptoms? Could be tmd/tmj. Hard to tell. Need to see a doctor to rule out other problems. ...Read more

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Can TMJ cause ear pain? I constantly hear ringing and I feel extreme pain in my ears which has gotten worse?

Can TMJ cause ear pain? I constantly hear ringing and I feel extreme pain in my ears which has gotten worse?

Ear pain; tinnitus: I recommend that you start by seeing an ENT specialist who may refer you to a dentist with extensive training and experience treating patients with tmd\tmj issues for an evaluation. These two symptoms may or may not be related. ...Read more

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Tmj or tmd how or why does this develops what's causes u to have this stress? I no when I open my mouth all the way I hear a pop & has & ear pain

Tmj or tmd how or why does this develops what's causes u to have this stress? I no when I open my mouth all the way I hear a pop & has & ear pain

Too Complicated: Tmj/tmd can be a symptom of stressful clenching or grinding of one's dentition. In stressful situations, many people develop these types of habits, causing undue pressure on the joint itself. Seeing a professional with experience in treating tmd/mfd is the best way to get relief. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned? I have tmj/cold sudden symptoms: I feel like I was kicked in the base of the skull, headache, numb shoulders, sharp ear pain

Should I be concerned? I have tmj/cold sudden symptoms: I feel like I was kicked in the base of the skull, headache, numb shoulders, sharp ear pain

Yes: Tmj can be the cause of (as well as being a symptom from a cause from,) neck, shoulder, and back pain. It sounds like you have a neck misalignment at the cervical 1-2 area. Try to find a doctor or physical therapist that routinely does osteopathic manual manipulation for treatment (maybe a cranio-sacral release, etc).. ...Read more

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Having some what heavy Head, neck and Ear pain on right side for a few days. A doctor diagnosed it as TMJ due to stress. Could this be anything else?

Yes: Yes, Could be a problem with any of the anatimical structures in the area. Start with evaluation by a TMJ expert. Any dentist can be a TMJ expert with the proper training and experience. Most commonly, oral surgeons, prosthodontists, and orofacial pain specialists. Ask your MD, your dentist and your dental society for referrals. ...Read more

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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 more

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Can tmj cause difficulty swallowing ear pain headache pain at base of head like where the little nubs as I call them stick out on one side espically when ear starts to hurt?

Can tmj cause difficulty swallowing ear pain headache pain at base of head like where the little nubs as I call them stick out on one side espically when ear starts to hurt?

Rule out ear problem: Ruling out ear infection is especially important so that the possibility of hearing loss can be avoided. Also it is important that your physician rule out the possibility of infection the ear first before making the assumption that the problem is related to TMJ. See your PCP. ...Read more

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Experiencing upper jaw, facial and ear pain on one side of face. Dental exam was fine a month ago. If not teeth what are possible causes? Tmj?

Experiencing upper jaw, facial and ear pain on one side of face. Dental exam was fine a month ago. If not teeth what are possible causes? Tmj?

Contact DDS: If the dentist reviewed your radiographs and did a clinical examination, was TMJ addressed? If TMJ symptoms are relevant the dentist may treat you by making a nightguard that would separate your teeth, to lessen grinding if evident. Otherwise, you may be referred to your MD for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Moderate inner ear pain all day, severe at night. Ent says no fluid, infection or tmj. No OTCs work, have to take 3tramadol and 2BCs. What could this b?

Moderate inner ear pain all day, severe at night. Ent says no fluid, infection or tmj. No OTCs work, have to take 3tramadol and 2BCs. What could this b?

TMJ expert: The most common cause of non ear pain is the TMJ, If your ENT doc has cleared the ears, I'd recommend a TMJ expert evaluation. Any dentist can be a TMJ expert with the proper training and experience. Most commonly, oral surgeons, prosthodontists, and orofacial pain specialists. Ask your MD, your dentist and your dental society for referrals. ...Read more

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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?

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?

TMJ: Likely TMJ, which can be serious. Something more serious? You need an exam to know for sure. See a board certified oral surgeon for diagnosis. He can treat you, or refer you. ...Read more

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Is tonsil cancer quite obvious to ENTs? I seen ENT 4 asymmetry and also PCP. They both say not to worry. Ear pain diagnosed as TMJ. Should I worry?

Is tonsil cancer quite obvious to ENTs? I seen ENT 4 asymmetry and also PCP. They both say not to worry. Ear pain diagnosed as TMJ. Should I worry?

Tonsils: Asymmetry of the tonsils does not indicate cancer. If you dtill have concern you might ask the ENT specialist to do a biopsy to put your mind at ease ...Read more

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Ear pain but no outer/inner infection. Dds r/o tmj. Pain has lasted 1.5 mo & 4 courses of abx/drops have not helped. ENT is confused. What's going on?

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. Proper diagnosis is the key for the successful treatment. This disorder will not resolve on its own with home care. See an orofacial pain specialist for evaluation and treatment. Check site for OFP near you: http://www. Aaop. Org/ ...Read more

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Post impacted wisdom teeth extraction have random ear pain in one year. I have developed tmj. Best way to reduce inflammation? Taking ibprofene.

Post impacted wisdom teeth extraction have random ear pain in one year. I have developed tmj. Best way to reduce inflammation? Taking ibprofene.

A few ideas.: Depends on symptoms, and cause of symptoms. 3 signs of TMJ dysfunction: joint noises, joint pain & limited oral opening. Self treat with soft diet, jaw exercises, massage, heat/cold, OTC pain meds. A splint or physical therapy would be next. Occasionally muscle relaxants, biofeedback. Xrays are done for diagnosis. Surgery usually reserved for serious symptoms not responsive to other treatments. ...Read more

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Achy pain in back of mouth along maxilla bone. Ear pain also. Dr says tmj. Pain also behind lower wisdom tooth. Can y mm really cause this much pain?

Achy pain in back of mouth along maxilla bone. Ear pain also. Dr says tmj. Pain also behind lower wisdom tooth. Can y mm really cause this much pain?

TMD\TMJ pain: We can't tell you for sure over the internet whether your pain is from TMJoint issues or not. I can tell you that while not the norm, some patients can experience severe and debilitating pain originating from TMJ dysfunction. ...Read more

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Can dizziness caused by TMJ? I have TMJ and haven't been using mouth guard. Ear pain, and dizziness. Slightly congested too. Cold? Combo? Eustachian tube?

Can dizziness caused by TMJ? I have TMJ and haven't been using mouth guard. Ear pain, and dizziness. Slightly congested too. Cold? Combo? Eustachian tube?

ENT vertigo: Most likely the vertigo or dizziness is caused by something other than TMD or TMD therapy. You should see an ENT specialist and have an exam. They should be able to help you ...Read more

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Ear pain 4 2 mo. 4 courses abx didn't help. No tmj. Hearing tests = normal. ENT ordered temporal ct. What r possible findings?

Ear pain 4 2 mo. 4 courses abx didn't help. No tmj. Hearing tests = normal. ENT ordered temporal ct. What r possible findings?

No TMJ?: Sounds like it might be TMJ. Don't rely on ENT to diagnose TMJ See a TMJ expert to help evaluate and treat your problem. A TMJ expert can be general dentist, an oral surgeon, prosthodontist, orofacial pain specialist. Ask your physician, dentist or dental society for a recommendation. ...Read more

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Had pulp fillings on 2 upper teeth 2 weeks ago. Have ear pain, headache, jaw and neck pain, pain on upper and bottom teeth on that same side. Is it TMJ..

Had pulp fillings on 2 upper teeth 2 weeks ago. Have ear pain, headache, jaw and neck pain, pain on upper and bottom teeth on that same side. Is it TMJ..

Could be: Might also be due to an infection from the recent root canal treatment, or a compilation of both, have your dentist examine you for both. ...Read more