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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.

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Dr. Kathleen Gilmore
Urgent Care
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In brief: Referred pain to ear

Yes, TMJ is known for causing pain in the ear on the same side.
This type of pain is known as referred pain. It is similar to having a sore tooth on one side of the mouth and having referred pain to the ear on the same side.

In brief: Referred pain to ear

Yes, TMJ is known for causing pain in the ear on the same side.
This type of pain is known as referred pain. It is similar to having a sore tooth on one side of the mouth and having referred pain to the ear on the same side.
Dr. Kathleen Gilmore
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Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial

In brief: Classic TMJ

Classic TMJ symptoms.

In brief: Classic TMJ

Classic TMJ symptoms.
Dr. Louis Gallia
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In brief: Pain and dysfunction

If the tmj/tmd issues last for awhile, some symptoms can affect the ear (s) in many ways.
You may develop ringing in the ears; earaches, popping-grating-clicking that is heard constantly in the ears; roaring muffled sounds; hearing loss; on and on. It is better to see an ENT first if you have ear symptoms to rule out it being the ears as the source of the problem.

In brief: Pain and dysfunction

If the tmj/tmd issues last for awhile, some symptoms can affect the ear (s) in many ways.
You may develop ringing in the ears; earaches, popping-grating-clicking that is heard constantly in the ears; roaring muffled sounds; hearing loss; on and on. It is better to see an ENT first if you have ear symptoms to rule out it being the ears as the source of the problem.
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
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