A 46-year-old female asked:
Is it common to get headache with tmj on the opposite side of head? my rt jaw hurts but headache on left side
2 doctor answers • 5 doctors weighed in
Pain Management 36 years experience
Not related: Any headache must be viewed as a valid medical disorder and the headache assessment must be comprehensive. See your PCP for headache evaluation, tests, imaging and treatment options. See your dentist for TMJ syndrome.
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Dentistry 40 years experience
Very possible: You could have a right TMJ capsule that is inflamed causing joint pain and muscle issues with the muscles that open or close your jaw on the other side. If it persists, get it evaluated by a dentist interested in TMD to see if there is a relationship. Of course the headache might be something altogether unrelated..
2.8k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Last updated Apr 24, 2016
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