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A 31-year-old female asked:

can tmj scarring cause blood circulation problems?

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Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Circulation: I am unaware that TMJ problems can cause articulation problems.
Dr. Robert Kneece
Specializes in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Extremely rare to: This would be extremely rare for this to happen.However,the symptoms of TMJ can be easily confusing with other conditions.Also, If the hinge point is toward the rear of the fossa problems can occur-Critical nerves can be pinched as well as major blood vessels to the brain can be obstructed when squeezed between the ball of the jaw joint (condyle) and the ear canal.This is very rare though.

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