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Does TMJ cause temporal arthritis to start happening where your arerty is thick/tough causing lots of pain?

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Dr. Daniel Sampson
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
4 doctors agree

In brief: No

These are two separate causes of head and neck pain.
One does not cause the other.

In brief: No

These are two separate causes of head and neck pain.
One does not cause the other.
Dr. Daniel Sampson
Dr. Daniel Sampson
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Dr. Manuel Sousa
Dentistry - Orthodontics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Unlikely

Have not seen this in practice or read in literature.

In brief: Unlikely

Have not seen this in practice or read in literature.
Dr. Manuel Sousa
Dr. Manuel Sousa
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Dr. Travis Titlow
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: I don't think so.

Arthritis is a joint disease, not a blood vessel problem. I would think thickening of the blood vessels is due more to high blood pressure and stress.
You may be thinking of arteritis (an inflammation of the artery).

In brief: I don't think so.

Arthritis is a joint disease, not a blood vessel problem. I would think thickening of the blood vessels is due more to high blood pressure and stress.
You may be thinking of arteritis (an inflammation of the artery).
Dr. Travis Titlow
Dr. Travis Titlow
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Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial

In brief: No

You are referring to temporal ARTERITIS which is a disease involving the artery.
Average age is 55. Plus TMJ completely unrelated.

In brief: No

You are referring to temporal ARTERITIS which is a disease involving the artery.
Average age is 55. Plus TMJ completely unrelated.
Dr. Louis Gallia
Dr. Louis Gallia
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