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Jaw/Ear Pain - September 26th 2012, 11:38 AM

The past few years, I've been getting this pain on and off where my ear connects to my jaw (kinda). The specific place is, well, let me ask you to try something. Take one or two fingers, and place them hard against the left side of your jaw, just infront of your ear lobe. Open and close your mouth; you'll feel the jaw come away from where your fingers are dug in. That's where it hurts. And it hurts a lot.

For weeks at a time, it'll hurt. It usually stops for a few weeks, but then it'll suddenly come back again. It usually reoccurs after giving oral sex or eating something really chewy. Lately, I've noticed that it comes back on a whim, whenever it damn pleases. I can't remember the first time it happened, but it's only on the left side, and not my right. It makes it very difficult to chew, drink and even talk. I can't even get the teeth on my left side to touch, but I can on my right at the same time. I'm assuming the muscle drops out or something.

I've seen a GP about it, and so has my sister (she has the same problem; my parents do not). I've been told they have no clue what it is, but have sent me for x-rays, but won't give me a referral for a specialist.

First and foremost, considering I can't get a referral, what sort of specialist should I see? Where I live, you can usually book in without a referral, but will have to get one prior to the appointment (you can usually just ask a doctor to give you a letter of any description).

Second, any ideas on what could be the problem? It's killing me, and I don't think I should keep taking pain killers like I am at the moment.


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Re: Jaw/Ear Pain - September 26th 2012, 11:41 AM

Hahaha, ever had your wisdom teeth pulled?

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Re: Jaw/Ear Pain - September 26th 2012, 12:31 PM

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Re: Jaw/Ear Pain - September 26th 2012, 12:33 PM

Well, mine are starting to come through and they hurt like a bitch and it causes pain at random times in that space you mentioned. I'd still have a dentist perhaps take a look, one may have gotten infected even if it hasn't come through.

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Re: Jaw/Ear Pain - September 26th 2012, 03:46 PM

I am not a doctor and they are the only ones who can diagnose and treat you. But...

It sounds a lot like TMD (Temporomandibular Disorder used to be known as TMJ). It would explain everything. The location of the pain is right in the joint of your jar, activities like oral sex or chewing something tacky can cause it to inflame and hurt more. And since it is an inflammation issue to begin with, some days it can feel fine and others you want to cry when you eat food. I was diagnosed with it ten years ago. And its no fun. There really isn't a cure for TMD, there are things you can do like wear a mouth guard at night. Or take an anti-inflammatory like Ibuprofen. But, other than that, not much you can do. One of those things you have to live with. I suggest bringing that up to your dentist or doctor the next time you see them. It's pretty common, don't know why they wouldn't have caught that.

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Common symptoms of TMD include:

*Pain or tenderness in the face, jaw joint area, neck and shoulders, and in or around the ear when you chew, speak, or open your mouth wide
*Limited ability to open the mouth very wide
*Jaws that get "stuck" or "lock" in the open- or closed-mouth position
*Clicking, popping, or grating sounds in the jaw joint when opening or closing the mouth (which may or may not be accompanied by pain) or chewing
*A tired feeling in the face
*Difficulty chewing or a sudden uncomfortable bite as if the upper and lower teeth are not fitting together properly
*Swelling on the side of the face
*May occur on one or both sides of the face

Other common symptoms of TMD include toothaches, headaches, neck aches, dizziness, earaches, hearing problems, upper shoulder pain, and ringing in the ears (tinnitis).
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http://www.webmd.com/oral-health/gui...ular-disorders




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