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Can jaw issues cause temporal arteritis or symptoms resembling it? jaw locks & clicks on same side as recently bulging forehead artery. normal bp

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Dr. Louis Gallia
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 45 years experience
Yes: Yes, likely TMJ. Not likey temporal arteritis. Sounds like a significant TMJ problem. See TMJ specialist. 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.
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 36 years experience
Temporal Arteritis?: It is chronic inflammation of large arteries of the head and has nothing to do with the jaw. If there is a delay in treating this condition it can cause permanent loss of vision in one eye. See your PCP for consultation and tests ASAP.

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Last updated Jan 18, 2018

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