Ear pain can be a distressing and uncomfortable symptom with various potential causes. At NJ ENT, our experienced team of Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) specialists is dedicated to identifying the root cause of your ear pain and providing effective, personalized treatment to alleviate discomfort and restore optimal ear health.

Ear Pain Causes

Ear Infections

Otitis Externa (Outer Ear Infection): Inflammation of the outer ear canal can cause sharp ear pain. We meticulously assess for signs of infection, drainage, and associated symptoms.

Otitis Media (Middle Ear Infection): Infections in the middle ear often result in throbbing pain, accompanied by potential hearing loss and fever.

Eustachian Tube Dysfunction

The Eustachian tubes connect the middle ear to the back of the throat, equalizing pressure. Dysfunction can lead to a feeling of fullness or pressure in the ear, accompanied by pain.

Foreign Objects

Objects lodged in the ear, whether accidentally or intentionally inserted, can cause pain and discomfort.

TMJ Disorders

Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders affecting the jaw joint can radiate pain to the ear area. By considering the intricate connection between the temporomandibular joint and the ear, we explore whether TMJ disorders contribute to ear pain.

Sinus Infections

Infections in the sinuses can cause referred pain to the ears, leading to aching or discomfort. Comprehensive evaluation includes an examination of sinus health, as sinus infections can manifest with referred pain to the ears.

Trauma or Injury

Injury to the ear, such as a blow to the head or a perforated eardrum, can result in ear pain. Understanding the dynamics of trauma, we assess for head injuries, perforated eardrums, or other injuries that may result in ear pain.

Teething (in children)

Infants and young children may experience ear pain during teething.


Headaches or migraines can cause ear related issues and pain discomfort that we see as well.

Personalized Treatment Approach

Our approach to treating ear pain is centered on a thorough understanding of the underlying cause. Treatment options may include:

Antibiotics: For bacterial ear infections, a course of antibiotics may be prescribed.

Pain Management: Over-the-counter or prescription pain relievers may be recommended to manage discomfort.

Ear Drops and Topical Treatment: Depending on the cause, ear drops with antibiotics or anti-inflammatory properties may be prescribed.

Eustachian Tube Balloon Dilation: In cases of Eustachian tube dysfunction, a minimally invasive procedure may be recommended to improve tube function.

Removal of Foreign Objects: If an object is causing ear pain, our specialists can safely remove it.

Management of Underlying Conditions: Treatment plans often involve addressing any underlying conditions contributing to ear pain, such as sinus infections or TMJ disorders.

How We Can Help

If you are experiencing persistent or severe ear pain, it is essential to seek professional evaluation. Our skilled ENT specialists at NJ ENT are here to provide expert diagnosis and personalized treatment to address the specific causes of your ear pain. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and take the first step toward relief and optimal ear health.

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Reviews of Our ENT Services

After seeing my fifth ENT, Dr. Undavia is the first Doctor who actually listened to me. I had two CT scans that he actually took the time to look at as well as the written reports. He has a great bedside manner and I finally felt that I found the right doctor. I actually drove an hour and a half for my appointment yesterday, and it was well worth it. Today I received the text message first thing in the morning about setting up my surgery. I was texting with Regina who is also amazing and answered any question that I had. I was able to set up my surgery date with ease. Even down to the receptionist, who was super bubbly, and just had a great personality. The building an office itself was just good. Clean and friendly and welcoming. I trust that Dr. Undavia won’t disappoint when I have my surgery in December. Great experience!

Jennifer H

I traveled from Toms River, NJ to Marlton based on the excellent reviews for Dr. Reddy. Location, wait time, the office, his assistant and his attention to my issues exceeded my expectations. I didn’t feel rushed and he thoroughly explained everything regarding treatment options. I highly recommend him for all your ENT needs.

Crystal A

Dr Gregory Smith is a great doctor. He performed surgery on me 18 months ago and this follow up showed great results. I recommend him to anyone needed ENT help.

Martin M

I couldn’t be more thrilled with Dr. Undavia. When I first came to the office I had ruptured my ear drum. I was under another Doctor’s care and after 1 month I was no better and in so much pain. Dr. Undavia was recommended by a friend. After just 2 weeks my condition improved tremendously. I would highly recommend Dr. Undavia to anyone looking for an ENT. He is caring and kind and so is his nurse. Thank you Dr. Undavia

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