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Is atypical neuralgia linked to TMJ?

Atypical facial pain or as it is now known as "persistent idiopathic facial pain" is not necessarily related to the TMJs. In some people who experience these types of neuropathic facial pains, they will clench their teeth more due to the pain. This may result in pain in the muscles of the jaw and head associated with the TMJs.

Atypical neuralgia is a disorder of the trigeminal nerve in the head area. TMJ is a disorder of the jaw joint and/ or related structures.

They can both be painful but are treated differently. One can be confused as the other and must be differentiated to provide the appropriate care.

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