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The jaw point near my ears and lower jaw are hurting!(wisdom teeth are out) my back teeth have become sensitive. Ears hurt too, what could this be?

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Dr. John DeWolf
Dentistry
3 doctors agree

In brief: Several things

It could be tmd involving inflammation of your jaw joint capsule.
If it's the upper back teeth that are sore, it could relate to maxillary sinusitis.It could be plaque induced root sensitivity or it could be all 3 and more. You need a comprehensive dental exam to narrow down the possibilities.

In brief: Several things

It could be tmd involving inflammation of your jaw joint capsule.
If it's the upper back teeth that are sore, it could relate to maxillary sinusitis.It could be plaque induced root sensitivity or it could be all 3 and more. You need a comprehensive dental exam to narrow down the possibilities.
Dr. John DeWolf
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Dr. Howard Schneider
Dentistry - Pediatric
1 doctor agrees

In brief: TMJ dysfunction

The muscles and ligaments that cause your jaw to move are not working smoothly.
If you chew gum stop. Eat softer foods next 2-3 weeks. Apply moist heat to the joint area. Stress plays a big role in triggering TMJ problems. Find activities to help reduce your stress level. See your dentist for more detailed help.

In brief: TMJ dysfunction

The muscles and ligaments that cause your jaw to move are not working smoothly.
If you chew gum stop. Eat softer foods next 2-3 weeks. Apply moist heat to the joint area. Stress plays a big role in triggering TMJ problems. Find activities to help reduce your stress level. See your dentist for more detailed help.
Dr. Howard Schneider
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Know that malocclusion is associated with or causative of Temporo-Mandibular Joint Dysfunction and/or Myo-facial Pain Dysfunction Syndrome. Your Dentist may want you to have an Orthodontic consultation.
Dr. Daniel Quon
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial

In brief: Possible TMJ problem

Your symptoms are compatible with someone who has a TMJ problem. You should have an evaluation by your dentist or a specialist who can determine what is causing your symptoms and either treat you or refer you to someone who can.

In brief: Possible TMJ problem

Your symptoms are compatible with someone who has a TMJ problem. You should have an evaluation by your dentist or a specialist who can determine what is causing your symptoms and either treat you or refer you to someone who can.
Dr. Daniel Quon
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