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Ear infections adults does it make your jaw hurt?

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Dr. Anna Meyer
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery - Pediatric
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In brief: It can or vice versa

Referred pain can occur when the branches of the same nerve give feeling to different areas.
The ear and the jaw share nerves and so an ear infection can cause jaw pain and jaw problems (especially temporomandibular joint disorders, tmj) can cause ear pain.

In brief: It can or vice versa

Referred pain can occur when the branches of the same nerve give feeling to different areas.
The ear and the jaw share nerves and so an ear infection can cause jaw pain and jaw problems (especially temporomandibular joint disorders, tmj) can cause ear pain.
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