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    When Should You See a Dentist About Jaw Pain?

    teeth, health, smile, dentistThe jaw is connected to many areas within the skull and therefore, pain could be the sign of a problem. For example, wisdom teeth will often cause an aching sensation within the jaw when they are first breaking through the gums. What other factors could play a role?

    – Inadvertently grinding your teeth is commonly associated with jaw pain.

    – TMJ (temporomandibular joint disorder) can cause jaw pain.

    – Gum disease can cause your jaw to hurt.

    – Colds or allergies may place pressure upon the nerves connected to the jaw.

    “Sinus infections, allergies, and colds can be the cause of jaw pain.”

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    Dr Nicholas Riley BDS 1996, MJDF 2012

    Nik qualified from Cardiff Dental School in 1996. He has always had a keen interest in clinical excellence, and further education. He recently gained his MJDF qualifications Nik dedicates much of his time to attending many world renowned courses in restorative, aesthetic and implant dentistry, so he can ensure that patients benefit from the most up to date solutions.