What causes sensitive ears?

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From a dental perspective, sometimes the TMJ can get irritated and mimic ear pain (it is located just in front of your ear). The pain can radiate toward your temples or your cheekbone. It can radiate down to your lower jaw as well.

If your physician rules out all the true ear problems, it might be worth looking into an inflamed TMJ.

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