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I always have plugged ears and sinus pressure/jaw pain. Could it be allergies? Possible TMJ for jaw pain?

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Dr. Donald Mantz
Family Medicine
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In brief: Several possibilitie

Cause is usually congestion (swelling) in the nose, sinuses & eustacian tubes.
The eustacian tubes connect the throat to the middle ear, allowing for air pressure to be equalized. When swollen, the air cannot pass through and ear pressure results. Caused by allergies, colds, acute or chronic sinus infections. Jaw pain can come from ears and vice versa. Doctors exam and tests should find cause.

In brief: Several possibilitie

Cause is usually congestion (swelling) in the nose, sinuses & eustacian tubes.
The eustacian tubes connect the throat to the middle ear, allowing for air pressure to be equalized. When swollen, the air cannot pass through and ear pressure results. Caused by allergies, colds, acute or chronic sinus infections. Jaw pain can come from ears and vice versa. Doctors exam and tests should find cause.
Dr. Donald Mantz
Dr. Donald Mantz
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3 doctors agree

In brief: ENT

Have you seen an ENT specialist? That needs to be your first step.

In brief: ENT

Have you seen an ENT specialist? That needs to be your first step.
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
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In brief: Maybe allergies

You could have a sinus infection.
Tmd (what many people refer to as TMJ is a generalized condition that involves muscle or joint pain of temperomandibular complex. Rarely does one feel pressure in the sinuses with tmd. If you don't experience any popping or clicking of the joint, have limited jaw movement or opening with or without pain then you may want to see an ear/nose/throat specialist.

In brief: Maybe allergies

You could have a sinus infection.
Tmd (what many people refer to as TMJ is a generalized condition that involves muscle or joint pain of temperomandibular complex. Rarely does one feel pressure in the sinuses with tmd. If you don't experience any popping or clicking of the joint, have limited jaw movement or opening with or without pain then you may want to see an ear/nose/throat specialist.
Dr. Charles Kattuah
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Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial

In brief: Could be

Could be TMJ related.
Allergy could cause ear and sinus symptoms. Not jaw pain. Start with an evaluation by a TMJ expert and work from there. Any dentist can be a TMJ expert with the proper training and experience. Most commonly, oral surgeons, prosthodontists, and orofacial pain specialists. Ask your MD, your dentist and your dental society for referrals.

In brief: Could be

Could be TMJ related.
Allergy could cause ear and sinus symptoms. Not jaw pain. Start with an evaluation by a TMJ expert and work from there. Any dentist can be a TMJ expert with the proper training and experience. Most commonly, oral surgeons, prosthodontists, and orofacial pain specialists. Ask your MD, your dentist and your dental society for referrals.
Dr. Louis Gallia
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