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Could the chronic pain and pressure in my nasal cavity be caused by a TMJ problem?

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Dr. James Bates
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
6 doctors agree

In brief: No.

Tmj problems don't cause chronic pain and pressure in the nasal cavity.
More likely causes include allergies, a sinus infection, a deviated nasal septum or enlarged inferior turbinates. If it persists, your best bet is to seek evaluation and treatment by an allergist or an ENT doctor (otolaryngologist).

In brief: No.

Tmj problems don't cause chronic pain and pressure in the nasal cavity.
More likely causes include allergies, a sinus infection, a deviated nasal septum or enlarged inferior turbinates. If it persists, your best bet is to seek evaluation and treatment by an allergist or an ENT doctor (otolaryngologist).
Dr. James Bates
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Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Unlikely

Unlikely. See an ENT doc for examination.

In brief: Unlikely

Unlikely. See an ENT doc for examination.
Dr. Louis Gallia
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Dr. John Goldman
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Possible

The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) are the jaw joints, which are on the side of the face in front of the ears.
These joints can hurt often due to the the incorrect position of the top jaw bone with the lower jaw bone of the joint. Malalignment is a common but the TMJ can hurt if it develops arthritis, if the person is a tooth grinder, etc usually the pain is on the side and not the nasal.

In brief: Possible

The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) are the jaw joints, which are on the side of the face in front of the ears.
These joints can hurt often due to the the incorrect position of the top jaw bone with the lower jaw bone of the joint. Malalignment is a common but the TMJ can hurt if it develops arthritis, if the person is a tooth grinder, etc usually the pain is on the side and not the nasal.
Dr. John Goldman
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Dr. David Robinson
Dentistry

In brief: Very unlikely

You probably should see your local ear, nose and throat specialist.

In brief: Very unlikely

You probably should see your local ear, nose and throat specialist.
Dr. David Robinson
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