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Got TMJ syndrome,herniated disc,neck arthritis cubital tunnel syndrome & alopecia, all at one time in 8 mos. ANA test negative. What else could it be?
I would like to know how one can tell the difference between TMJ syndrome and a wisdom tooth coming in ! thanks?
TMJ vs. Wisdom Pain: Tmj pain usually is a pain in front of the ear with popping and clicking. It can also cause headaches and muscle pain radiating from the lower jaw to the temple. Wisdom tooth pain usually is a gum infection as the tooth is trying to erupt. It is difficult to keep clean and debris creates an unclean gum infection with inflammation, pain and swelling. It can sometimes also be difficult to close. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My jaw feels locked most of the time. Could this be possible TMJ syndrome (temporomandibular joint disorder)?
TMJ Dysfunction: Yes. Your description is certainly relevant to TMJ syndrome or dysfunction. "locking" of the joint can happen when the cartilaginous disk that rests between the bones that make up this joint becomes displaced, which can make opening your jaw difficult or painful. Currently, there are several different treatment options available. I recommend a consultation with a qualified specialist in TMJ tx. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
A few things: Common TMJ symptoms: pain/tenderness of face, jaw joint area, ear, neck and shoulders, limited mouth opening, jaws that get "stuck" or "lock" in the open- or closed-mouth position, jaw joint clicking, popping, or grating sounds, , painful chewing, ear symptoms (hearing loss, imbalance, ear ringing, stuffiness). Complicated problem to sort out. See a board certified oral & maxillofacial surgeon. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
TMJ syndrome: Temporo-mandibular syndrome is the second most frequent cause of orofacial pain after dental pain. Headache, earache, sinus pain, neck pain and jaw pain are the common symptoms. Proper diagnosis is the key to successful treatment. See Orofacial Pain practitioner for a consultation and treatment options. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Consult a specialist: Symptoms of tmj/tmd are best addressed by a practitioner who specializes in the treatment of these disorders. These symptoms can mimic other medical problems, so a doctor who dedicates himself to the treatment of patients with your problem has the experience to properly diagnose your condition. Moreover, he/she will likely have several treatment modalities at his/her disposal to treat you. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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