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I am the nervous type. Have jaw pain can be a symptom of a heart attack? But what I also have tmj?
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Dr. Bennett Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
7 doctors agree
In brief: Probabilities
Odds are jaw pain is just due to pain in the jaw (eg tmj).
You're right that people with angina may get pain that spreads from their chest to their jaw and, less often, can get just jaw pain alone, but what is causing your pain depends on your profile. Are you at risk for heart disease? Can't answer that here of course - you need to be evaluated by your family doctor.

In brief: Probabilities
Odds are jaw pain is just due to pain in the jaw (eg tmj).
You're right that people with angina may get pain that spreads from their chest to their jaw and, less often, can get just jaw pain alone, but what is causing your pain depends on your profile. Are you at risk for heart disease? Can't answer that here of course - you need to be evaluated by your family doctor.
Dr. Bennett Werner
Dr. Bennett Werner
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Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry
4 doctors agree
In brief: Sounds like
A whole lot of worry to me.
First, you need to make an appointment with your family doc to rule out cardiac problems and perhaps a dentist to evaluate the possibility of tmj. But it would also be very helpful to see a psychiatrist for this type of "worst case scenario" anxiety.

In brief: Sounds like
A whole lot of worry to me.
First, you need to make an appointment with your family doc to rule out cardiac problems and perhaps a dentist to evaluate the possibility of tmj. But it would also be very helpful to see a psychiatrist for this type of "worst case scenario" anxiety.
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Dr. Susan Uhrich
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Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes
Yes, left jaw pain can be related to ischemic heart disease.
Unlikely. However if concerned, see your MD ASAP. More likely TMJ related if you have TMJ.

In brief: Yes
Yes, left jaw pain can be related to ischemic heart disease.
Unlikely. However if concerned, see your MD ASAP. More likely TMJ related if you have TMJ.
Dr. Louis Gallia
Dr. Louis Gallia
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