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Can you have tender points with tmj?
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Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
In brief: Trigger points?
Do you mean trigger points? Sensitive areas in the muscles around the TMJ are common and can respond to trigger point injections.

In brief: Trigger points?
Do you mean trigger points? Sensitive areas in the muscles around the TMJ are common and can respond to trigger point injections.
Dr. Louis Gallia
Dr. Louis Gallia
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In brief: Yes
I realize that fibromyalgia is usually diagnosed with a test that identifies 18 tender points.
The jaw joints and face/neck are certainly considered part of the 18. So tender points are present with tmd.

In brief: Yes
I realize that fibromyalgia is usually diagnosed with a test that identifies 18 tender points.
The jaw joints and face/neck are certainly considered part of the 18. So tender points are present with tmd.
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
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Dr. Gerald Unhold
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
In brief: Yes
Yes, however i don't treat TMJ dysfunction.
In most instances TMJ dysfunction should be treated non-surgically. Only patients that have failed non-surgical treatment are surgical candidates.

In brief: Yes
Yes, however i don't treat TMJ dysfunction.
In most instances TMJ dysfunction should be treated non-surgically. Only patients that have failed non-surgical treatment are surgical candidates.
Dr. Gerald Unhold
Dr. Gerald Unhold
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Dr. James Bates
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
In brief: Absolutely!
Tender trigger points are one of the main characteristics of TMJ problems.
These are usually in the jaw muscles or directly over the jaw joint in front of the ear, and can be very tender to touch.

In brief: Absolutely!
Tender trigger points are one of the main characteristics of TMJ problems.
These are usually in the jaw muscles or directly over the jaw joint in front of the ear, and can be very tender to touch.
Dr. James Bates
Dr. James Bates
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