Can an ear infection cause your jaw to hurt?

Yes. Ear infections can be very painful . Often times, pain can radiate to neighboring parts of your body. A bad ear infection can cause a headache, jaw pain, neck pain.
Absolutely. The nerves to your ear also go to your jaw and so pain in one area can feel like it is in another. Most commonly, people with temporomandibular joint disorders (TMJ) who have clicking in their jaw joint, teeth-grinding, or pain with eating can have referred pain to the ear.

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Could an ear infection cause my jaw to hurt and feel locked?

Not sure. I'm not sure an ear infection could cause those symptoms. However, tmd (temporomandibular joint dysfunction) could cause symptoms of an ear ache or ear infection. The TMJ (temporomandibular joint) is in close approximation to the ear. If there is inflammation going on around the joint it could be putting pressure on the ear. Jaw hurting and feeling locked are signs of tmd. I'd see a dentist. Read more...

Can ringing in your ear or middle ear infection cause your throat and jaw line to hurt without having any painor discomfort in your ears?

Sometimes. Ringing in the ears (tinnitus) can be one of many symptoms of TMJ dysfunction. Other symptoms can include jaw pain, jaw joint popping when opening, headaches in the temple or back of the neck area, tenderness around the TMJ and ear area. A highly trained dentist in this area can help determine if all are related. If not, a ENT physician would be the one to see. Read more...

Will an ear infection make your jaw hurt?

ALL RELATED. It is common to have related pain from ear to jaw to teeth. Sometimes one existing problem cause pain in other areas. However, you may have two independent problems in two separated areas, and one poor condition may be negatively affecting (making worse) other existing problems in other areas. Please see a pcp or ENT doctor. If you have not seen a dentist, it is also a good idea to see a dentist. Read more...
Yes, but. Yes, ear pain can be referred to the jaw. Conversely, many patients diagnosed with an "ear infection" by the MD, have no ear infection and actually have a TMJ problem with pain referred to the ear. If your "ear Infection" is not better after antibiotics, see an oral surgeon to check your TMJ (jaw joint). Read more...

Could an ear infection be the cause of locking jaw, congestion, and a toothache?

Tmd or tmj dysfuncti. Tmj dysfunction can often manifest in similar ways . The symptoms can include an itchy feeling in the ear to painful symptoms in the ear due to clenching and or grinding. The large muscle in front of the ear that is responsible for chewing and clenching can become tender due to overuse. If you touch the muscle body it can be painful and may radiate into the jaw or temples. Locking can occur. Read more...
See OFP doctor. Orofacial Pain provides diagnosis and management of pain in the face, TMJ disorders, locking jaw as well as, associated headaches and neck pain. They are the experts in this field. Good luck. Read more...
NO. No. Likely a TMJ problem. See oral surgeon or ENT doc for confirmation. If TMJ, see TMJ-orofacial pain expert. Read more...

How can I get rid of swelling around my jaw caused by an ear infection?

Antibiotics. If you have swelling around the jaw with an ear infection - see a doctor asap... This is not common for a routine ear infection. Read more...
Time, abx, ice. Once the infection has cleared via use of antibiotics, ice, anti-inflammatory meds and follow up with your ent. , the swelling will resolve. Read more...

Ear infections adults does it make your jaw hurt?

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. Read more...

What is causing me to have pain in my jaw muscles. It only hurts at nighttime when laying down. Is it an ear infection?

Bruxism? There are some people who clench their teeth and grind their teeth during sleep or unconsciously while under tension. It is also possible to have temporal mandibular joint problems which are positional in nature. Suggest you see a dentist/oral surgeon or ENT doctor and get this problem solved. Read more...