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Can a dental problem cause sharp pain in the ear.

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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes it can be TMJ

The most common musculoskeletal disorder causing orofacial pain is a temporomandibular disorder. Ear pain, ear fullness, headache, neck pains are common symptoms.
Rec.: orofacial pain practitioner for diagnosis and treatment.

In brief: Yes it can be TMJ

The most common musculoskeletal disorder causing orofacial pain is a temporomandibular disorder. Ear pain, ear fullness, headache, neck pains are common symptoms.
Rec.: orofacial pain practitioner for diagnosis and treatment.
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin
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Dr. Joseph Kim
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes and often does

The trigeminal nerve innervates the maxilla and the mandible.
Picture a nerve that runs from the back of the brainstem going to the upper and lower jaws splitting right next to the ear (like a tree trunk.) the branches then feed into each tooth. When a problem arises in a tooth, it can send a signal back along the nerve pathway (right by the ear) indicating the need for dental treatment...Soon!

In brief: Yes and often does

The trigeminal nerve innervates the maxilla and the mandible.
Picture a nerve that runs from the back of the brainstem going to the upper and lower jaws splitting right next to the ear (like a tree trunk.) the branches then feed into each tooth. When a problem arises in a tooth, it can send a signal back along the nerve pathway (right by the ear) indicating the need for dental treatment...Soon!
Dr. Joseph Kim
Dr. Joseph Kim
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Dr. Joel Doyon
Dentistry - Cosmetic
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Yes it can due to the nerve distribution in the head and neck area.
The pain might not actually be in the ear, but the brain is interpreting it's there. See a dentist to evaluate your teeth.

In brief: Yes

Yes it can due to the nerve distribution in the head and neck area.
The pain might not actually be in the ear, but the brain is interpreting it's there. See a dentist to evaluate your teeth.
Dr. Joel Doyon
Dr. Joel Doyon
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