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Does TMJ cause headaches ?

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Dr. Kristen Stuppy
Pediatrics
8 doctors agree

In brief: YES!

Tmj can cause headaches.
Ibuprofen or Naproxen taken routinely for 2 weeks along with avoiding chewy foods and gum can help. If not, you might talk with your dentist to see if they can help.

In brief: YES!

Tmj can cause headaches.
Ibuprofen or Naproxen taken routinely for 2 weeks along with avoiding chewy foods and gum can help. If not, you might talk with your dentist to see if they can help.
Dr. Kristen Stuppy
Dr. Kristen Stuppy
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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics
5 doctors agree

In brief: Sure can

If this is possibility, see you dentist.
A clue is pain over the jaw joint when opening your mouth.

In brief: Sure can

If this is possibility, see you dentist.
A clue is pain over the jaw joint when opening your mouth.
Dr. Mark Diamond
Dr. Mark Diamond
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Dr. Harris Cohen
Family Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Tmj is a common cause of headaches -- the headaches are usually near one or both of your temples.

In brief: Yes

Tmj is a common cause of headaches -- the headaches are usually near one or both of your temples.
Dr. Harris Cohen
Dr. Harris Cohen
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3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes and no

There are many causative factors of headaches.
There are also many different types of headaches. The intensity and location of headaches also vary from person to person. I often see patients with headaches when they are referred from their doctors or specialists whom have exhausted all other treatments. A combination of therapies is often needed to treat.

In brief: Yes and no

There are many causative factors of headaches.
There are also many different types of headaches. The intensity and location of headaches also vary from person to person. I often see patients with headaches when they are referred from their doctors or specialists whom have exhausted all other treatments. A combination of therapies is often needed to treat.
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
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Dr. Gary Lederman
Dentistry

In brief: Absolutely!

TMJ has many signs and symptoms.
There are 3 components-teeth, jaw joints & muscles. One or all can be damaged. Teeth wear, break & shift. Joints hurt, pop or click. Movement can be restricted & lock open/closed. As muscles become tired they get sore. Fatigue is perceived as a headache (migraine?) in temporal, occipital, or other areas. Also as earaches and many neurological signs

In brief: Absolutely!

TMJ has many signs and symptoms.
There are 3 components-teeth, jaw joints & muscles. One or all can be damaged. Teeth wear, break & shift. Joints hurt, pop or click. Movement can be restricted & lock open/closed. As muscles become tired they get sore. Fatigue is perceived as a headache (migraine?) in temporal, occipital, or other areas. Also as earaches and many neurological signs
Dr. Gary Lederman
Dr. Gary Lederman
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Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial

In brief: Yes

Yes, many TMJ patients have headaches.
TMJ headaches are usually worse when the TMJ is acting up.

In brief: Yes

Yes, many TMJ patients have headaches.
TMJ headaches are usually worse when the TMJ is acting up.
Dr. Louis Gallia
Dr. Louis Gallia
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