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Have jaw and gum pain. No cavities. Have ear infection. Related?

I have jaw pain, excruciating when eating or drinking liquid and also gum pain. Went to a denstist and he took xrays and he says the teeth are great and there no cavities. Im 44 and have problems with ear infection since childhood and not cured still as ENT specialist did 2 surgeries on right ear and still not solved (the pain is on left side now).
Asked On : Wed, 20 Feb 2013
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ENT Specialist 's  Response
Aug 2013
hello and welcome to HCM,

It is unfortunate that you have undergone two ear surgeries and still your problems persist when in most of the cases one is enough to cure most of the ear problem.

Nevertheless without understanding what surgeries were performed and what were the findings, we can offer only a limited opinion.

Meanwhile perform a complete examination of the Ear, nose and throat and also include and audiometric evaluation.
Furthermore a CT examination of the temporal bone or the ear is warranted firstly to understand the previous surgery done and secondly to evaluate the state of the ear presently.
Avoid chewing on the jaw which is painful to give the joint a rest to heal (this is the treatment of a condition called the TMJ arthritis, which may also be the cause of your suffering)

Your further course of treatment will depend on the findings of the above tests

get well soon and do not meddle with your ears

Answered: Fri, 16 Aug 2013
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