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A 31-year-old female asked:

Can tmj scar tissue cause constriction on the facial nerve? what are the sympthoms? scared of paralysis. i had 2 arhroscopies and both disc ant. displ

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Dr. Louise Andrew
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Emergency Medicine 48 years experience
I think so: But if you already have someone investigating, you should express your concern to them. Your message was incomplete, but at any rate no one can give you an exact diagnosis without a specific examination. I personally am unaware of arthroscopy for TMJ---but it would at any rate not show the facial nerve.
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