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A 29-year-old female asked:

can tmj cause leftside face and arm numbness, ear fullness, your eye to feel pressured? clear brainmri and ct. left sidejaw pops out when opening it

3 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. William Williams
Cosmetic Dentistry 46 years experience
Yes it can: While there are several conditions that can bring on these signs and symptoms, when they occur in combination, there is a high likelihood that TMJ is a causative factor. Try to find a dentist who has specialized knowledge in the pain release splint technique and is well-versed in myofascial trigger point therapy for best results. A neuromuscular approach is superior in my opinion.
Dr. John Scuba
Dr. John Scuba commented
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 25 years experience
While TMJ related facial pain and ear fullness are common, arm pain--particularly LEFT arm pain--is definitely not. One thing clinicians can overlook is that patients can have two things occur simultaneously--TMJ related pain and either orthopedic or heart related arm pain. TMJ pain is worthy of management, but arm symptoms demand evaluation for orthopedic/neurological spine or heart issues
Oct 25, 2013
Dr. Louis Gallia
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 45 years experience
Partial: You have some TMJ symptoms. But left side face and arm numbness not TMJ. See your MD immediately to make sure nothing bad ishappening. If negative, see a TMJ expert.
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
Pain Management 36 years experience
TMJ syndrome: Temporo-mandibular syndrome is the second most frequent cause of orofacial pain after dental pain. Headache, earache, sinus pain, neck pain and numbness are the common symptoms. Proper diagnosis is the key to successful treatment. See Orofacial Pain practitioner for a consultation and treatment options.

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