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TMJ 102 – Myo-Facial Pain and Headaches

There are many different symptoms of TMJ condition such as pain in the jaw joint, a clicking as well as popping jaw, migraines, facial discomfort, buzzing of the ears, neck discomfort, as well as back pain.

While there are lots of possible causes, one the primary reasons is an imbalanced bite. This is the second of a series of video clips exploring the bite as well as exactly how it affects the TemporoMandibular Joints (TMJ). signs.

TMJ 102 – Myofacial pain – Even the most basic bite imbalance could cause signs and symptoms. It depends on the individual's capacity to adjust to the discrepancy.



  1. Gregory Pucel

    July 19, 2012 at 2:15 am

    Sometimes in my experience if the Front crown in too thick it will drive
    the jaw backward causing TMJ symptoms – especially with a deep bite

  2. Wayne Filkins

    January 6, 2013 at 5:16 am

    I believe this to be my problem, except I don’t know if it is caused by the
    bite. I was wrestling with someone about 8 years ago who was much heavier
    than myself, and we both ended up rolling onto my head, and my jaw popped
    and I couldn’t open it very far for like a week or two. Since then it opens
    then veers off to the side, which is shown in I think your tmj 104 video.
    The reason I think this is my problem though is because I can feel my jaw
    in my ear with the “finger in the ear” trick

  3. Gregory Pucel

    January 7, 2013 at 5:02 pm

    You certainly have a bite/jaw imbalance. How much of a problem this will
    cause you is unknown. I suggest that you get it checked out by someone in
    your area that is well-versed in TMJ

  4. twowheelworld

    February 20, 2013 at 6:47 pm

    Did you manage to find a specialist in the UK? I’ve had the same issue,
    telling my dentist over and over with little help!

  5. twowheelworld

    February 21, 2013 at 7:16 pm

    that’s good! hopefully i can have the same luck!

  6. degge4ever

    April 25, 2013 at 7:06 am

    Hi Dr. Pucel, I am curious as to the more conservative treatments for the
    various TMJ problems, ranging from myofacial pain, headache and clicking.
    Are conservative treatments always exhausted before doing permanent changes
    to the bite?

  7. Gregory Pucel

    October 17, 2013 at 2:38 pm

    I cannot speak for other practitioners but I always try to exhaust
    conservative treatment before I do any aggressive treatment. If a dentist
    has you in any kind of bite splint permanent bite changes may occur. for
    there to be TMJ dysfunction there is usually some associated bite imbalance
    that needs to be rectified.

  8. April A

    November 1, 2014 at 12:25 am

    Does TMJ cause burning and tingling feeling in face and head? I got all
    these symptoms after 4 teeth fillings and a surgery for my impacted wisdom
    tooth. When the dentist put the anesthetic shot to get my bottom first
    molar filled, my tonsil became swollen and I felt as if there was a lump in
    my throat and I couldn’t open my mouth wide or speak. And she continued her
    work: drilling the cavity and filling the tooth.

    • Gregory Pucel

      November 19, 2014 at 2:26 am

      I cannot speak to the cause. It could come from many sources including a
      minor change in bite. And yes it is possible that burning and tingling
      could be a symptom of some structural imbalance from the bite or the body.

  9. Lady Vonrenee

    March 5, 2015 at 12:38 pm

    Where can I purchase a model like that to educate my patients?

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