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Pulling on tongue and neck

I don't even know how to explain what my symptoms are, everyone just stares at me when I explain it.  But I am very uncomfortable daily, my tongue tingles at times and feels almost "strained".  I feel like my bottom jaw is never relaxed, its not a pain like I was hit in the jaw, more like strained and I can feel it going from behind my ears down my neck.  

Any ideas if this is a dental issue?
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It is very difficult to diagnosis from this forum, but I would want to know if you clench your teeth or if you are a bruxer. I would start with your general dentist and possibly a dentist that specializes in TMJ dysfunction.
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Yes, I have been told I have TMJ, but like I said, its not a soreness that I feel, its a pulling sensation, from the back of my tongue, very dry under my tongue, on both sides of my cheeks and down my neck.  I feel like it follows my lympnodes, from what I know (little) about them, but everyone says they aren't swollen.  I am very sensitive in my cheeks, not my teeth, to cold and sour foods all of a sudden.  My general just looks at me, trying to get back in with my dentist and am thinking of also going to an ENT.  

Thank you.
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