Our expert says:
A TMJ problem will cause a painful ear or pain with eating / chewing. It does not cause ear infections or a blocked ear. Trepiline will not help for ear problems. If you grind your teeth you might benefit from a bite-plate that your local dentist or maxillo-facial surgeon can assist you with.
If your main symptom is a blocked / deaf ear or recurrent infections, you must see an ENT for an evaluation of the ear canal, eardrum, middle ear and to assess eustachian tube function. You might also need a hearing test to exclude an underlying hearing disorder.
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