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Jaw pain after root canal, soreness in throat and neck, eases with massage, suspicion of TMJ with neuroma on the jaw nerve. Suggestion?

I ve had ongoing headache , ear, and jaw pain since before a root canal/crown back in February. The jaw pain is worse since the dental work and when I went back to the oral surgeon he suggested I may have TMJ in addition to a possible neuroma on a nerve in my jaw. That was in May and he wanted to wait a few weeks. I am in constant pain, and I get some radiating soreness into my throat and neck. The last month or so my neck has been increasingly worse so I saw a chiropractor and my masseuse worked on my neck quite a bit afterwards. It feels better but is still quite tender, especially at the base of the scull at about mid-ear level. Is this pretty classic TMJ stuff? I should also note I ve been very itchy lately and not sure whether that has anything to do with it, but it is mostly on my back and upper arms, but there is no rash .
Asked On : Mon, 6 Aug 2012
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Dentist 's  Response
hello and welcome to hcm forum,
i would like to inform you that your oral surgeon is right when he/she says that its a TMJ related problem, sometimes post cementation of the crown over the RCT treated tooth, TMJ problems have been noticed , this occurs due to improper cementation of crown. or there may be a problem in the tooth itself which has undergone RCT, i would have appreciated if you would have send in your tooth x-ray, i assume that RCT has been performed correctly.
For treating TMJ problem you need to visit an oral surgeon, he/she will prescribe you muscle relaxants, and suggest you a few facial exercises.
also, itching over the area is not associated with TMJ problem.
i wish you good health,
take care.
Answered: Wed, 8 Aug 2012
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