Had a temporary crown put in, few hours after the procedure, my ears feel like they're popping?

I had a root canal done end of Oct.2016, and today Nov.10 had a temp crown put in, few hours after the procedure, my ears feel like they're popping, and right under my ear and close to my jawline when I lightly put pressure on either it feels like there are pop rocks in my cheek and ear (wondering from the shot?)..the pain is on a scale of 5-7, my face is swollen, and close to the molar there is a hole in my gums..suggestions?

Doctor Answers 2

Jaw and ears popping after crown prep #DrSoftTouch

I would recommend returning to your dentist for a bite adjustment. Most likely the temporary crown is high causing the bite to be off which in turn can cause joint and/or ear pain. See you dentist as soon as possible to have the temporary adjusted. I hope this helps! Click "save" under my name, if you'd like to ask me more questions in the future.

Temporary, pain, ears


My suggestion is to go back to the dentist to check the bite on the temporary crown.  Bite will have a direct effect on the joints that is next to the ears.


Dr. Maddahi

Kourosh Maddahi, DDS
Beverly Hills Dentist
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