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Ear pain when chewing

  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • March 31, 2007
  • 08:42 AM

Over the past week, when I chew something, I get a stabbing pain in my ear. It hurts, but it's not like agony. At first it didn't hurt at any other time, but now my ear is still a little sore from the chewing.

Something I thought possibly related is that for the past 5 years or so, I have had a clicky jaw. In the morning, I can't open my mouth the whole way, if I try, my jaw joint strains and it's quite painful. It goes away after maybe 1/4 of an hour. Then when I open my mouth wide, my jaw clicks, but it doesn't hurt. Sometimes if I'm chewing something tough, it starts clicking, and sometimes locks shut again - I can still talk, just not open my mouth the whole way. I'm 17. Does anyone know what this ear pain and jaw clicking might be? Thanks!

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  • Sounds to me like TMJ disorder. The jaw joints not working properly in common terms. It's very common, have it myself but it causes me tension on the neck and jaw - once had ear pain when it got really bad after being stressed from work and grinding my teeth a lot at night. Something a good specialist dentist could help with. More here: http://www.docshop.com/education/dental/general-dentistry/tmj/
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  • When I woke up this morning i went to bight down on a banana and when I bit down on my right side it sent a shocking pain into my right ear. Pleasen give me some anwsers because this is really starting to irritate me. I am only eleven!
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    • 03:08 PM
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