• danyelle danyelle
    July 23, 2009
    Jaw pain on the left side?
    danyelle danyelle
    July 23, 2009

    For the past three days I have been waking every morning with a severe headache, and whenever I open my mouth I have serious jaw pain on the left side up near my ear.  My jaw is also feeling very tense and I'm constantly wanting to grind my teeth. What could this be?

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  • brandy December 17, 2010
    brandy
    December 17, 2010

    there is a possibility that your  bite is  misaligned  and this  could  cause to created prssure on the jaw ...thus  causing pressure on the ear channal ...thus causing headaches...the problem could stem direclty  from the jaw itself being misaligned.

    The action of constant clenching of your teeth whether aware of it or  not could be the culprit as  well...but what ever the case may be  a visit to your  dentist or orthodontist is warranted

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  • CatLvr21 December 16, 2010
    CatLvr21
    December 16, 2010

    I am going through this now, I went to doctor twice they said I had fluid in my ears & put me on antibiotics twice-then went to ENT & he put me on more antibiotics because it still had not cleared up. Went back to ENT after two weeks he said my ear was all clear but I had TMJ-get me a nightguard to wear when I sleep & put heating pad on it & 4 ibuprofen atleast three times a day. He said soft foods & now gum or chewing ice & chew on the other side. I have done all this & ia m still hurting-he also gave me 5mg Valium to take every twelve hours-I am a/b to go crazy!!! Hopes this helps you.

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