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Posted 16 August 2013 - 05:58 PM

Hi Dr. Okun,

Could PD affect TMJ, or is this a side affect of Seroquel? Thanks in advance for your answer.

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Posted 17 August 2013 - 08:43 AM

Parkinson's disease and TMJ (temporo-mandibular joint) issues has definitely been an issue we have faced in the clinic. Most of the time it is dystonia on or off dopaminergics that may result in jaw closure and teeth grinding. We usually adjust PD medications and also consider botox in the masseter muscles of the jaw.

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