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Re: I have a 9 year old with severe ear pain for over 6 weeks. ENT said it could be TMJ. Is this possible?

Re: I have a 9 year old with severe ear pain for over 6 weeks. ENT said it could be TMJ. Is this possible?

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Posted by Jonathan on September 21, 2000 at 20:36:11:

In Reply to: I have a 9 year old with severe ear pain for over 6 weeks. ENT said it could be TMJ. Is this possible? posted by Susan on September 20, 2000 at 20:54:13:

: This same ENT also did ear surgery and put a tube in my daughter's ear! She had a bad case of swimmers ear (or was diagnosed with that),after she was recovering from a normal ear infection. She was on 4 differnet antibiotics too. Having the ear infection and this severe pain could be tow differnt things I guess?? The doctors finally did surgery, thinking this would relieve her pain. Truthfully, after 5 weeks of her crying about terrible ear pain, we were willing to try anything that they said might work! Well, her ear is still hurting and she wakes up in pain 2-3 times a night in pain. The doctor did say she has a very swollen ear drum from past ear problems, but that it would not be causing the pain she is complaining of. It also hurts to touch in front of her ear and around it. He has referred us to an oral surgeon.

: Does this sound like it could be TMJ? (there are no other symptoms like jaw pain or popping) She is miserable and usually very active. She is now missing out on many of her favorite sports and music lessons because of this horrible ear pain.

: I would love some feedback.
: Thanks,
: Susan


Listen to the advice of your oral surgeon. He should be able to give you good advice and determine if your daughter has TMJ.

Personally I think she is much too young to be suffering from TMJ. The fact that she isn't suffering from any pain in her jaw, would make me think it's something else.

Normally the pain in front of the ear which can be associated with TMJ, can be associated with clenching or grinding (normally through stress) which damges the jaw joint. I'm not sure that your daughter could be so tense as to bring this sort of pain on to herself

I hope you get some good advice from your oral surgeon. Good luck


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