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Facial Pain (Definition)

Pain that is located in the face. For best results, see an oral surgeon ...Read more


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Can tmj cause constant facial pain, neck pain, shoulder pain, back pain, and mess up posture?

Can tmj cause constant facial pain, neck pain, shoulder pain, back pain, and mess up posture?

Possible: Your symptoms may be related to TMJ. It is likely that there may be other things going on. Is your life stressful? Poor ergonomic work conditions? Traumatic events? You may need a multifaceted treatment, working with a TMJ dentist, primary care, massage, PT to help you. ...Read more

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Can tinnitus be related to TMJ even with no facial pain?

Can tinnitus be related to TMJ even with no facial pain?

Tinnitus type II : Tinnitus type ii or not ringing, could be cause by TMJ clicking, middle ear muscle contraction (e.g. Stapidius). Sound is not ringing, but rushing, clicking, thumping or other atonal sound. It’s a good sign if tinnitus is intermittent because it’s proof that the auditory system is capable of functioning normally. There are no drugs approved for the treatment of tinnitus. ...Read more

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Can having TMJ for 10 years cause head pains that worsen when you turn your head and when you press on spots on scalp? As well as facial pain?

Can having TMJ for 10 years cause head pains that worsen when you turn your head and when you press on spots on scalp? As well as facial pain?

Yes "Trigger points": The jaw joint (temporomandibular joint / tmj) consists of two bones braced by muscles in a rotating and sliding hinge relationship. Pain in the muscles that support this joint, the teeth, or the joint itself, as well as referred pain can all occur. Myofascial trigger point pain is treated by a health team consisting of possibly a chiropractor, pt, and a dentist trained in orofacial pain therapy. ...Read more

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Can neck pain cause headaches and facial pain? No TMJ per oral surgeons diagnosis. Headaches are short lived but come and go all day.

Can neck pain cause headaches and facial pain? No TMJ per oral surgeons diagnosis. Headaches are short lived but come and go all day.

Neck arthritis: There are several joints and intervertebral discs in the neck. These can wear out over time leading to pain. Degeneration of the joints or discs can cause neck pain, headaches, and shoulder pain. ...Read more

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Does TMJ cause teeth grinding? I've never been diagnosed with tmj, and but have ground my teeth for a long time. And lately, i've been having facial pain and headaches when i wake up in the morning. Should i my dentist is I have tmj? .

Sleep Bruxism: Many factors can be responsible for headaches and facial pain. You should talk with a dentist who has been trained in these disorders to get an appropriate diagnosis and develop the best treatment approach. ...Read more

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Hard pea lump just above tmj condyle . I think zygomatic arch. Fixed but slightly flexi. on off facial pain and eye pain on that side for yrs. related?

Trigenminal Nerve: Although the anatomic points are separated by 4-5 cm. this sounds like and old blow to the head. It must have injured a branch if the Trigeminal nerve causing a neuroma- a benign nerve tumor. It is not to worry. Be grateful that you did not have a more significant Trigeminal nerve problem-a real severe pain called a tic doloreaux.. ...Read more

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Rly bad jaw/facial pain (Lockjaw/TMJ symptoms) following tooth extraction. Was prescribed Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) but would an NSAID help me actually heal better?

Rly bad jaw/facial pain (Lockjaw/TMJ symptoms) following tooth extraction. Was prescribed Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) but would an NSAID help me actually heal better?

Jaw pain: NSAIDs will help due to their anti-inflammatory action. Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) is not an anti-inflammatory, but should provide relief of pain. You need to contact your dentist or the surgeon for a follow-up exam. ...Read more

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