A 39-year-old member asked:
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i am the nervous type. have jaw pain can be a symptom of a heart attack? but what i also have tmj?

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Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Probabilities: Odds are jaw pain is just due to pain in the jaw (eg tmj). You're right that people with angina may get pain that spreads from their chest to their jaw and, less often, can get just jaw pain alone, but what is causing your pain depends on your profile. Are you at risk for heart disease? Can't answer that here of course - you need to be evaluated by your family doctor.
Answered on Mar 24, 2015
Dr. Susan Uhrich
35 years experience Psychiatry
Sounds like: A whole lot of worry to me. First, you need to make an appointment with your family doc to rule out cardiac problems and perhaps a dentist to evaluate the possibility of tmj. But it would also be very helpful to see a psychiatrist for this type of "worst case scenario" anxiety.
Answered on May 7, 2016
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Dr. Louis Gallia
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Yes: Yes, left jaw pain can be related to ischemic heart disease. Unlikely. However if concerned, see your MD ASAP. More likely TMJ related if you have TMJ.
Answered on Mar 24, 2015

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