A member asked:

Hi .was trying to sleep , grinding teeth off/on then felt burning sensation & tingling near temple area. then in bed, woke up .palpations , & tingling , burning ache everywhere ? could tmj cause this?

13 doctors weighed in across 5 answers
Dr. Murray Grossan answered

Specializes in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery

TMJ would not be a cause of palpitations and aching all over. Why not clear the TMJ? Draw a vertical line on your mirror. practice relaxing your jaw so that it opens midline. see www.grossaninstitute.com for more details.

Answered Jun 9, 2016



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Dr. Joseph Wineman answered

Specializes in Dentistry

Every patient has two TMJ-temporomandibular joints. When there is a problem with the joint, the condition is known as temporomandibular dysfunction. Visit your dentist for evaluation and treatment--nightguard or splint therapy may be in your future. Here is a good resource: http://www.webmd.com/oral-health/guide/temporomandibular-disorders-tmd

Answered Jun 9, 2018


Dr. Paul Grin answered

Specializes in Pain Management

also called night time clenching, may cause pain in the tample area, tooth wear, teeth movement and even damage or break teeth. Currently, no therapy has been proven effective in treating sleep bruxism. See your dentist for night guard fabrication for teeth protection. Good luck.

Answered Jun 30, 2015


Dr. Louis Gallia answered

Specializes in Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial

No. TMJ would not cause palpitations, tingling and burning "everywhere". See your MD for general assessment. See TMJ orofacial pain doc for TMJ problem. 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.

Answered Aug 9, 2017


Dr. Robert Douglas answered

Specializes in Orthodontics

It sounds like the chewing muscles that cover your temples are spasming due to your clenching. Find a dentist who specializes in facial pain. He/she will help you.

Answered Sep 28, 2016



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