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A 41-year-old male asked:

Tmj ( no jaw joint damage on x-ray ) -ear symptoms for over a yr-going. now stiffness in front of ear+ stiff neck and fluttering in head.will this go?

4 doctor answers9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 54 years experience
Re-evaluate: Tmj\tmd is not something that you generally just treat and it's cured. There are many contributing factors and episodes of stress, not wearing an appliance, gum chewing, etc. Can cause ongoing symptoms. When was the last time you saw your dentist for an evaluation? Are you following all instructions? See your dentist and perhaps an ENT specialist to rule out any medical issues.
Dr. John DeWolf
Dentistry 40 years experience
Also: I agree with the above advice and would just add that imaging isn't always definitive in managing pain. Tissues can be inflamed and quite painful without the structural changes that would show up in an MRI or xray.
Dr. William Williams
Cosmetic Dentistry 46 years experience
Classic TMJ signs: You may have an expansion of the muscular component of your TMJ condition. See a neurouscular dentist with extensive TMJ training.
Dr. Louis Gallia
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 45 years experience
TMJ expert: TMJ problems often chronic requiring expert care. See TMj specialist.

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