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A 27-year-old female asked:

How tmj can affect the trigeminal nerv?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Derek Lipman
Specializes in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Proximity: The TMJ area is supplied by a branch of the trigeminal nerve. pain may originate in the joint or surrounding structures, or be referred to this are via the % th nerve. There is therefore a close relationship
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Dr. Brijesh Chandwani
Orofacial Pain 13 years experience
I agree with Dr. Lipman. Pain from Temporomandibular Joints (TMJ) can range from mild jaw discomfort to very severe in nature and can even mimic conditions such as trigeminal neuralgia. The trigeminal nerve does supply the TMJ region.
May 17, 2016
Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial 47 years experience
Innervation: The TMJ is innervated by branches of the trigeminal nerve.
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