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A 29-year-old female asked:

Can tmj cause eye to feel numbish and ice pick type headaches on top of head?

4 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Mark Birnbach
Cosmetic Dentistry 48 years experience
TMJ: Tmj can be attributed to a multitude of symptoms. Muscle spasms can cause constriction of nerves which can cause pain in areas remote from the joints. That being said, a neurologist should be seen to rule out a neurological problem.
Dr. Raj Upadya
Cosmetic Dentistry 24 years experience
Possibly: Muscle hyperactivity related to the TMJ could be a possible source if the discomfort... Rule out potential neurological issues as well, but you may benefit from a procedure called occlusal equilibration, or bite-balancing, along with an oral appliance to deprogram muscles...
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
Dentistry 45 years experience
Many causes/triggers: Hard to say what is causing your symptoms, but i would first see a md/do to possibly run some tests and rule out other potential causes before considering a tmj/tmd specialist. It could be TMJ though.
Dr. Louis Gallia
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 45 years experience
Yes: Yes, the symptoms you describe are common with TMD.

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