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Dr. Paul Grin Dr. Grin
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Can TMJ disfunction cause neck problems or dizziness? If so, how?

Dr. Paul Grin Dr. Grin
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Can TMJ disfunction cause neck problems or dizziness? If so, how?

TMJ Dysfunction: TMD, musculoskeletal pain in the TMJ area can arise from the cervical spine and those rheumatic and collagen diseases that affect the masticatory system and cervical spine. Because muscle pain is a deep somatic pain, it can also cause central excitatory effects through sensory, motor or autonomic systems (neck problems or dizziness). ...Read more

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Dr. John Comisi
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Difficulty Swallowing (Definition)

Difficulty swallowing is complex. One could have decreased saliva which will make the food thick and viscous and harder to swallow. Food or liquids may be difficult to swallow and feel like they are getting "stuck" in the throat. One may also "choke" on liquids or foods during the swallow, before , or after the swallow depending on the problem ...Read more


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Can my throat problems, ear problems, and wisdom teeth problems be related?

Can my throat problems, ear problems, and wisdom teeth problems be related?

Very common: Infected wisdom tooth may cause pain in the back part of the jaw, ear pain, sore throat or pain and swelling in the side of the face. ...Read more

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Can?Tmj cause biting problems and malocclusion?

Can?Tmj cause biting problems and malocclusion?

Yes: Although often it's the other way around, with malocclusion causing or contributing to TMJ problems. They go hand in hand. Resolution of malocclusion often diminishes or eliminates TMJ symptoms. Please have an orthodontist check your occlusion and your tmj. ...Read more

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Can TMJ (TMD) cause dizziness while eating?

Can TMJ (TMD) cause dizziness while eating?

Yes and no: Normally, a TMD/TMJ issue can create dizziness, but not really when performing the function of eating. ...Read more

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Could misaligned teeth cause TMJ issues?

Could misaligned teeth cause TMJ issues?

Yes: Misaligned teeth or a malocclusion can definitely contribute to jaw pain and TMJ problems. Your dentist can advise you of the relationship, or may choose to refer you to an orthodontist for evaluation of your misaligned teeth. ...Read more

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Can thyroid noudules cause swallowing problems?

Can thyroid noudules cause swallowing problems?

Yes: Depending on the location on the gland and the size, they can press on the muscles of the throat or the esophagus itself. ...Read more

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Can bruxism cause teeeth or jaw problems?

Can bruxism cause teeeth or jaw problems?

Yes: Yes bruxism can cause teeth and jaw problems. Bruxing puts strong forces on both. Teeth can fracture, become sensative, break, or become loose. The jaw can have a problem in the joint. You need to see a dentist to find out what to do. ...Read more

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What causes difficulty swallowing and voice problems?

What causes difficulty swallowing and voice problems?

Maybe vocal cords: This is a broad question but the vocal cords would be the first thing i would look at. If one has vocal cord (vc) paralysis or a vc lesion, this can cause hoarseness. With vc paralysis, swallowing may be difficult due to choking or loss of sensation in the larynx. A vc lesion may give a sense of difficult swallowing as well. An ENT can look at your larynx and proceed w/ the next step. ...Read more

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Could GERD cause swallowing problems?

Yes: Depending on the amount and the chronicity, gerd has been known to cause damage to the upper airway and upper esophageal structures which contributing to swallowing difficulties. ...Read more

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What causes temporomandibular joint dysfunction TMJ vs tmd?

What causes temporomandibular joint dysfunction TMJ vs tmd?

Mostly the same: Tmj is the name of the place where the lower jaw (mandible) meets with the skull. Tmd is a disorder of that joint. It's caused by lots of things, including the forces of chewing and grinding one's teeth. If you think you have this, stop chewing gum and very chewy foods then start with simple measures like otc Ibuprofen and warm compresses. In the end, most need a custom guard to protect teeth. ...Read more

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Swallowing problems, bad breath, loose teeth==menopause?

Do not think so: Loose teeth and bad breath are common with gum disease and not related to menopause and need to be addressed. ...Read more

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Can open mouth breathing cause facial pain problems?

Can open mouth breathing cause facial pain problems?

Yes: Any "unnatural" position, including leaving the mouth open for too long or too wide can lead to tmd and facial pain. I would see a dentist or ENT if it continues. ...Read more

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My symptoms are jaw joint pain, jaw clicking, dizziness, grinding, chewing difficulties, neck pain and limited mouth opening. What could it be?

My symptoms are jaw joint pain, jaw clicking, dizziness, grinding, chewing difficulties, neck pain and limited mouth opening. What could it be?

TMJ disorder : What you are describing is classic for TMJ - a inflammation of your jaw hinge joint. Start with ibuprofen, avoid hard foods, avoid chewing gum, apply warm compress, and get into to see your dentist. It can be made significantly worse by night time teeth grinding. ...Read more

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Could TMJ cause vision problem?

Could TMJ cause vision problem?

NO: Tmj causes pain and discomfort.When eating or talking you hear a click or grinding noise but your vision shouldn't be impaired. ...Read more

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Could TMJ cause sinus and balance problems?

Could TMJ cause sinus and balance problems?

TMJ balance: Tmj could definitely cause balance problems (inner ear inflammation), I have two patients now that have that problem and one fells better after adjusted bite and night guard and the other is being fitted for a night guard. As to the sinus, i suppose it it can because of pressure your applying to your teeth, but its not really a cause to a sinus infection, just tooth relation. See a dentist. ...Read more

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Can excessive belching cause throat damage? Can't gargle, difficulty swallowing at times, choking, neck pain on both sides, acid reflux problems.

Can excessive belching cause throat damage? Can't gargle, difficulty swallowing at times, choking, neck pain on both sides, acid reflux problems.

Belching: The excessive belching is caused by some underlying condition, such as your reflux disease. The belching itself is more a symptom than the cause you need to get treated. Seek help form a GI dr. Who specializes in this area. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Is bruxism (teeth-grinding) & TMJ (temporomandibular joint dysfunction) related?

Is bruxism (teeth-grinding) & TMJ (temporomandibular joint dysfunction) related?

Yes: When you clench or grind you load your jaw joint and muscles in your cheek with a tremendous amount of pressure. This pressure can eventually lead to a tremendous pain in the joint. Clicking, limited opening, and pain can be troublesome and a dds should be consulted for help. Hope all is well. ...Read more

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Temporomandibular question what's tmj, tmjd or tmd)?

Dr. Paul Grin Dr. Grin
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Temporomandibular  question what's tmj, tmjd or tmd)?

TMJ vs TMD vs TMJD: TMJ is temporomandibular joint, which is the hinge joint that connects the lower jaw to the temporal bone of the skull. TMD, TMJD which stands for temporomandibular joint Disorder or Dysfunction, as a result of problems with the jaw joint and surrounding muscles that control chewing, speaking and moving the jaw. ...Read more

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Can jaw locking be a symptom of TMJ syndrome? Other symptoms?

Can jaw locking be a symptom of TMJ syndrome? Other symptoms?

Yes: There's no question that jaw locking , open lock or a closed lock is definitely a symptom of temporal mandibular joint dysfunction (tmj or tmd). ...Read more

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