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A. Van Der Bilt, Padualaan 14 Utrecht,t.533096
10-25-1990, 12:39 AM
Hi Jill,

TMJ just stands for temporo mandibular joint, and that is the joint
between the jaw and the head (two sides). Since that joint is located near
the ear, a problem in that joint can cause pain in that specific region.
However, I doubt that a doctor can have a valid diagnosis about the joint
by just looking 30 seconds in your ear.
To find out whether a joint problem is present you need to see a dentist
specialized in cranio mandibular disorders.

With regards,

Andries van der Bilt Telephone +31-30-533096
Dept. Oral Pathophysiology Telefax +31-30-521105
University of Utrecht
Padualaan 14
3584 CH Utrecht INTERnet BILT@ruumtc.tcu.ruu.nl
The Netherlands EARN BILT@HUTRUU53.BITNET