A 33-year-old female asked:
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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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.
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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.
2.1k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Last updated Jan 18, 2018
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