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A 30-year-old male asked:

I was recently diagnosed with tmj and for some reason, the left side of my face isn't functioning anymore, for instance, my eyelid, lip and cheek. what could be the cause?

3 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
See oc.: Bell's palsy or stroke. Not related to tmj.
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Dr. Ryan Tamburrino
Specializes in Orthodontics
Not related...: This is completely separate issue related to the nerve pathways in your face. I would seek care from a orofacial pain center or neurologist to discuss this further.
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Dr. Manuel Sousa
Orthodontics 47 years experience
Bell's Palsey?: Definitely have a consult with your dentist to rule out bell's palsey.
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Last updated Apr 16, 2013

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