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A 25-year-old male asked:

My tongue/jaw has been twitching for over 4 months. nothing happens when the muscles are at rest, but if i flex my tongue or shift my jaw so that my canines touch, my tongue or the whole jaw will start twitching uncontrollably. any ideas for causes?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Jaw: Hemifascial spasm, TMJ problem or Tic disorder all possibilities.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 53 years experience
Twitching: Would recommend that you see a Neurologist for evaluation.

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Last updated Feb 13, 2020

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