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Is ear fullness, pain and pressure from tmj?
7 doctors weighed in

Dr. Manuel Sousa
Dentistry - Orthodontics
2 doctors agree
In brief: Could be
It could be but your first exam should be with an ENT doctor to rule out ear issues.

In brief: Could be
It could be but your first exam should be with an ENT doctor to rule out ear issues.
Dr. Manuel Sousa
Dr. Manuel Sousa
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Dr. Gary Lederman
Dentistry
2 doctors agree
In brief: It can be
Tmj is the great impostor! people make the medical rounds seeking solutions for TMJ symptoms.
First, rule out ENT issues. By all'means, TMJ and ear symptoms are commonly related.

In brief: It can be
Tmj is the great impostor! people make the medical rounds seeking solutions for TMJ symptoms.
First, rule out ENT issues. By all'means, TMJ and ear symptoms are commonly related.
Dr. Gary Lederman
Dr. Gary Lederman
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Dr. James Bates
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
2 doctors agree
In brief: Maybe
The temporomandibular joint, or tmj, is immediately adjacent to and intimately associated with the ear. So, yes, fullness, pain and ear pressure may be due to temporomandibular disorders (tmd).
However, there are also other things that can cause ear symptoms. Only a doctor can tell the difference between a true ear problem and a TMJ problem. Sounds like you need a good ear examination!

In brief: Maybe
The temporomandibular joint, or tmj, is immediately adjacent to and intimately associated with the ear. So, yes, fullness, pain and ear pressure may be due to temporomandibular disorders (tmd).
However, there are also other things that can cause ear symptoms. Only a doctor can tell the difference between a true ear problem and a TMJ problem. Sounds like you need a good ear examination!
Dr. James Bates
Dr. James Bates
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Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
In brief: TMJ symptoms, or?
Yes common TMJ symptoms.
Or, you could have a primary ear problem. I'd start with an exam by ENT doc.

In brief: TMJ symptoms, or?
Yes common TMJ symptoms.
Or, you could have a primary ear problem. I'd start with an exam by ENT doc.
Dr. Louis Gallia
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
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
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