Yes. Ear pain is a frequent cheif complaint when a patient has TMJ or myofacial pain. The head and neck area is very complex in its innervation. Consider that we all developed from a microscopic dot. The head developing first.. Structure that are seemingly a distance appart can be closely related embryologically and the innervation and pain referral paterns are complex.
Yes. Not common, but possible. Once otitis external treated, jaw pain should disappear. If not, it may be a TMJ problem. If so, see a TMJ specialist.
Rare. "Severe" jaw pain from external otitis would be uncommon, but possible. If external otitis (swimmers ear) is the cause, you should have prompt relief of the jaw pain with antibiotic treatment of the ear. If jaw pain persists, see oral surgeon for diagnosis/recommendations. You may have a TMJ disorder (jaw joint). Read more...