Why is my left jaw and ear hurting?

Ear and jaw pain may occur from a TMJ disorder. Around 10 to 15 percent of adults may experience a TMJ disorder. These disorders cause inflammation and pain in your TMJ. Facial pain and ear discomfort are the most common complaints of this condition.

When should I go to the doctor for jaw and ear pain?

It is best to see a doctor for ear and jaw pain if: there are signs of an infection, such as fever or swelling. the pain appears immediately after an injury. the gums are swollen or the teeth hurt.

Why is my jaw and ear sore on one side?

The temporomandibular joint connects the jaw to the skull. There is a disc inside the joint that separates the bones and helps the jaw move properly. When the disc becomes damaged or misaligned, it can cause pain and other symptoms like earaches, headaches, and clicking or popping on one or both sides of the jaw.

How long do TMJ flare ups last?

Most flare-ups last anywhere from two days to a few weeks. Symptoms of a TMJ flare-up can include one or more of the following: Pain in and around the jaw joint – constant or intermittent. Headaches.

Will TMJ go away on its own?

IF YOU THINK YOU HAVE A TMJ DISORDER… Remember that for most people, discomfort from TMJ disorders will eventually go away on its own. Simple self-care practices are often effective in easing symptoms.

Can an ear infection cause jaw pain?

If you’re experiencing mouth pain, it could be a sign of an ear infection. In some cases, undiagnosed ear infections can lead to tooth or jaw pain. Thankfully, pain in your ears, teeth or jaw can often be treated with over-the-counter pain medication.

Can a sinus infection cause jaw pain?

Your jaw area can become painful when you are suffering from a sinus infection. Such is likely to happen due to the pressure on your sinus cavity caused by the infection. Spreading the infection to the other areas of your sinus cavity can also cause this pain.

How do I know if I have an ear infection or TMJ?

If you haven’t been sick recently–or aren’t sick now–then you probably don’t have an ear infection. Fever is a dead giveaway of some kind of infection. TMJ won’t cause discharge from your ears, so that’s a definite sign of an infection. Remember: discharge may come from your outer ear or through your eustachian tubes.