Can there be facial muscle spasms from tmj?

Yes? What is the question? If you're asking about treatment, apply moist heat to the face, ask your doctor to prescribe a muscle relaxant, massage the muscles, eat soft, non-chewy foods. If you're asking about prevention, bite plates or splints can be made by dentists or ENT docs who specialize in TMJ treatment.
Very common. Sure, TMJ problems can cause facial muscle spasms. It's usually the jaw muscles, on the side of the jaw (the masseter muscle) and on the side of the head or temples (the temporalis muscle) that go into spasm and cause pain from TMJ problems.
Need an orthotic. Muscle spasms in the facial muscles can be related to TMJ dysfunction. If you have a malocclusion (bad bite), the disc within tm joint can disarticulate, leading to the impingement of nerve tissue. Near the TMJ area there are 2 main nerve branches, one if which is the facial nerve. Impingement on this nerve may lead to spasm. You need to see your dentist so an orthotic can be constructed for you.
Very common. Muscle spams from tmj/tmd can be very common, normally on one side of the the face. If you get this quite a bit, I would not hesitate seeing your dentist and address the problem asap. The source of the problem needs to be discovered, if possible, and therapy and/or a mouthpiece may need to be constructed. The muscle spasms can also come from otrher sources than just the tmj's.

Related Questions

What stops facial muscle spasms!?

What is causing them. First determine what is causing the spasms first. It could be an indication of serious underlying disease that requires treatment. Central tumors or hormone dysfunction or electrolyte abnormalities are just a few of the causes which should be treated and not ignored.

Having facial muscle spasms, ? What do I do?

Magnesium deficiency. Low mag means a true deficiency or relative. Most folk think it is just potassium, but mag is another key mineral need to keep muscles quiet. Muscular issues. Heat stretching and massage. See a good massage person who will unlock your jaw, face and neck/shoulders. Add in magnesium, epsoms soaking. I love acupuncture and myofasical release w Lidocaine trigger point needling.

Of preventing facial muscle spasms?

Reduce stress. I think it really depends on what you mean. True spasms of facial muscles (intermittent tightening with or without pain) may be indicative of an underlying neurologic condition. If what you are referring to is that, rather than say wrinkles, it would be important to see your physician to discuss.

Need help preventing facial muscle spasms?

Determine cause 1st. First determine what is causing the spasms first. It could be an indication of serious underlying disease that requires treatment. That may be the best method to prevent them. Central tumors or hormone dysfunction or electrolyte abnormalities are just a few of the causes which should be treated and not ignored.

Involuntary facial muscle spasms a sign of some big problem?

Could be. Most likely they are benign and not a sign of a big problem but first determine what is causing the spasms. It could be an indication of serious underlying disease that requires treatment. Central tumors or hormone dysfunction or electrolyte abnormalities are just a few of the causes which should be treated and not ignored.

Having noticeable facial muscle spasms for days at a time, and off for days at a time. Should I seek help?

Yes. You may want to schedule an appointment with a neurologist. In the meantime stop or at least cut down your caffeine intake and get plenty of rest.