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Old 07-18-2009, 06:29 AM   #1
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Stress and TMJ

This may sound like an obvious question but can stress worsen TMJ symptoms? Thanks! (relative newcomer)

 
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Old 07-18-2009, 07:42 AM   #2
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Re: Stress and TMJ

well there's an obvious answer too - Yes - guess there's no surprise there. Stress can exacerbate any pre-existing condition and dealing with any medical condtion can induce add'l stress - kind of like a vcious circle.

 
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Old 07-18-2009, 08:17 AM   #3
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Re: Stress and TMJ

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well there's an obvious answer too - Yes - guess there's no surprise there. Stress can exacerbate any pre-existing condition and dealing with any medical condtion can induce add'l stress - kind of like a vcious circle.
I figured. Have you ever heard of too much saliva with TMJ? Thanks again!

 
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Re: Stress and TMJ

yes - I had it too; also a sense or feeling of drooling from one corner of the mouth or actually feeling wet at the corners or needing to swallow before speaking, etc. Initially, I, as well as other members here were told it might be due to a salivary gland blockage or infection but its generally due to muscle dysfunction affecting the tongue and the swallow reflex.

 
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