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A 26-year-old male asked:

Can tmj cause pain and muscle tension around the temples, occiput and eyes? been having pain there for 3 weeks now and, jaw started clicking last week

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Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
Dentistry 46 years experience
Yes: Tmj/tmd has many symptoms, but your issues should be evaluated because it could just be tmd/tmj, or possibly from another trigger or both.
Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial 46 years experience
TMJ: Yes, TMJ problem. See TMJ expert. Any dentist can be a TMJ expert with the proper training and experience. Most commonly, oral surgeons, prosthodontists, and orofacial pain specialists. Ask your MD, your dentist and your dental society for referrals.

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