Pain In The Gum Area That Radiates To The Lower Jaw, Ears And Neck That Recurs?

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I want to ask, for the past few weeks, my gums have been very painful, like needles, to the jaw below my ears and neck. But it won’t be long before it disappears but the pain returns so it continues to hurt, the pain goes away. I why yes

1 Answer:

Hi Nok,


Thank you for asking HealthReplies.com.

Recurrent pain in the gum area radiating to the lower jaw, ears and neck can occur due to the following reasons:

Disorders of the teeth and mouth, for example due to cavities, tooth abscess, gingivitis (inflammation of the gums), pulpitis (inflammation of the innermost part of the tooth)
Disorders of the jaw, for example due to dislocation (shift) of the jaw joint, rheumatoid arthritis (inflammation of the joints), cellulitis, parotitis (mumps), sialadenitis
Ear disorders, for example otitis media, otitis externa

Neck disorders, for example pinched neck nerves, torticollis (neck muscle dystonia)
Other disorders, for example trigeminal neuralgia, migraine, sinusitis, post herpetic neuralgia, psychosomatic disorders, cluster headaches, and so on

How intense is the pain? Does it interfere with sleep or your other daily activities? So, do you experience other complaints, such as fever, tingling sensation, difficulty chewing or swallowing, and so on?


We recommend that you visit the nearest doctor directly so that further examination can be carried out regarding your complaints. If necessary, the doctor will recommend undergoing additional tests, such as blood tests or X-rays. Or, he may also refer you to a neurologist or psychiatric specialist (psychiatrist) for further treatment.


As an initial treatment, we recommend that you apply warm water to the side of the gums, jaw, ears, and neck. Do lots of relaxation and exercise so that the muscles and nerves in your head function optimally. Make sure you always eat healthy and nutritionally balanced foods. Avoid chewing food on only one side of your teeth or sleeping on one side of your cheek for a long time. You can also take over-the-counter pain relievers to reduce your pain, for example, drugs containing paracetamol. Finally, control your emotions and don't stress too much.


Hope it helps ..

dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah

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