Tmj related tongue tingling?

by Erin
(United States )

I was diagnosed with tmj quite a few years ago. Lately the pain seems to be getting worse and I have had a tingling, numb feeling in my tongue for the last couple weeks. Could the tongue issue be related to my tmj?

I doubt it, Erin; but simply because I've never come across this in my practice. The anterior two thirds of the tongue is indeed supplied by the same nerve that innervates the TMJ.
I'm unsure, and recommend a neurological consult.

Dr B

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