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A 22-year-old male asked:

Sx jaw soreness. ent in the past said tmj. echo, stress, holter monitor normal. is the cause tmj or possible heart attack?

3 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Pediatrics 36 years experience
If the pain is...: ...Similar to pains you have had before, it is unlikely to be related to a heart attack. Radiated pain feels different from directly experienced pain.
Dr. Frank Mayo
Pulmonary Critical Care 49 years experience
Tmj: Your age and negative cardiac testing point to a non-cardiac cause of jaw pain. Dental evaluation and possible dental device may be useful.
Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial 46 years experience
TMJ: Your age and negative cardiac w/u rule out cardiac cause. Probable TMj. See TMJ expert for advice. 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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