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A 22-year-old female asked:

I have tmj. could it cause constant pain in neck and shoulders, mild headache (starting from base of scull), and plugged ear?

3 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 55 years experience
Yes,: Yes, it's possible it could cause all the things you mentioned. Please consult a local dentist with extensive experience and knowledge treating patients with TMD\TMJoint dysfunction.
Dr. Michael Roman
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
It could: See your dentist or oral surgeon. Several treatment options available.
Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial 46 years experience
Yes: Yes. Could be other things also. Start with your MD. If negative, see a 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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