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If you have tension on your TMJ area, does it mean you will develop trigeminal neuralgia? or there is not relation just similarity in symptoms?

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Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
3 doctors agree

In brief: Unrelated

Totally different problems.
TMJ symptoms include jaw pain, joint clicking, limited oral opening, headache. If also these symptoms, see TMJ expert.

In brief: Unrelated

Totally different problems.
TMJ symptoms include jaw pain, joint clicking, limited oral opening, headache. If also these symptoms, see TMJ expert.
Dr. Louis Gallia
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Dr. Franklyn Gergits
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
3 doctors agree

In brief: TMJ vs Trigeminal N

Greetings. TMJ disorder is a joint disorder. This joint involves a disc and is a slide/glide joint.
Degenerative arthritic type disorders commonly affect the joint. Trigeminal Neuralgia can be related in that the nerve innervates the upper and lower teeth via V2 and V3 divisions of the nerve. Fortunately patients with TMJ typically don't develop Trigeminal Neuralgia. Just similar symptoms.

In brief: TMJ vs Trigeminal N

Greetings. TMJ disorder is a joint disorder. This joint involves a disc and is a slide/glide joint.
Degenerative arthritic type disorders commonly affect the joint. Trigeminal Neuralgia can be related in that the nerve innervates the upper and lower teeth via V2 and V3 divisions of the nerve. Fortunately patients with TMJ typically don't develop Trigeminal Neuralgia. Just similar symptoms.
Dr. Franklyn Gergits
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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management
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In brief: Both are unrelated.

Trigeminal neuralgia is often misdiagnosed as a toothache or TMJ.
Trigeminal neuralgia is a dysfunction of the trigeminal nerve that results in extreme, electrical and often progressive pain. TMJ disorders are musculoskeletal disorders.

In brief: Both are unrelated.

Trigeminal neuralgia is often misdiagnosed as a toothache or TMJ.
Trigeminal neuralgia is a dysfunction of the trigeminal nerve that results in extreme, electrical and often progressive pain. TMJ disorders are musculoskeletal disorders.
Dr. Paul Grin
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