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I've recently developed pain in my ear and jaw joint or hinge and its a very bad shooting pain causing my head and neck to hurt, what could this be?
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Dr. Gregory Boger
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
4 doctors agree
In brief: Common
Tmj would be most common.
However must consider cancer especially if you use tobacco products.

In brief: Common
Tmj would be most common.
However must consider cancer especially if you use tobacco products.
Dr. Gregory Boger
Dr. Gregory Boger
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Dr. Farhad Sigari
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
4 doctors agree
In brief: TMJ
It is a very common problem. The jaw joint (tmj joint) can become inflammed causing, clicking (poping) jaw pain, and even ear pain.
I tell patients to start out with a warm compress, soft diet, and nsaids. If you grind your teeth at night, that maybe the reason. If the problem continues, consider an evaluation by a dentist that treats TMJ (not all of them do - or like to).

In brief: TMJ
It is a very common problem. The jaw joint (tmj joint) can become inflammed causing, clicking (poping) jaw pain, and even ear pain.
I tell patients to start out with a warm compress, soft diet, and nsaids. If you grind your teeth at night, that maybe the reason. If the problem continues, consider an evaluation by a dentist that treats TMJ (not all of them do - or like to).
Dr. Farhad Sigari
Dr. Farhad Sigari
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Dr. Thomas Hansbrough
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
1 doctor agrees
In brief: TMJ
This could be a primary inflammation in your jaw joint due to poor occlusion of our teeth, or excessive grinding of your teeth, or a dental infection, cavity or cracked tooth.
There could possibly be an ulcer or other in your mouth or jaw. Have it evaluated by your dentist 1st.

In brief: TMJ
This could be a primary inflammation in your jaw joint due to poor occlusion of our teeth, or excessive grinding of your teeth, or a dental infection, cavity or cracked tooth.
There could possibly be an ulcer or other in your mouth or jaw. Have it evaluated by your dentist 1st.
Dr. Thomas Hansbrough
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Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
In brief: TMJ
Very likely TMJ. Complex problem. See TMJ specialist.
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: TMJ
Very likely TMJ. Complex problem. See TMJ specialist.
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
Dr. Louis Gallia
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