When an aching jaw is due to a dental rather than a medical condition, there are a few likely suspects that are causing the problem.
Bruxism, or teeth grinding, is the most common cause of an aching jaw, but other causes include:
– Tooth abscess
– Gum disease
Abscesses, cavities and even gum disease (when caught early) require treatment by the dentist. Bruxism will require long-term care including fitting a mouthguard to be worn during sleep.
In some cases, acupuncture can be used as a method to alleviate grinding. Hypnosis can also be effective for some patients.
A full article on the causes and cures for an aching jaw can be read at https://www.glamour.co.za/wellness/fitness-exercise/this-is-why-you-should-never-ignore-jaw-ache-17536395
Wasim Fazel - Dentist
MFGDP(UK) 2004, BDS Manc 2001 (GDC No. 79177)
Graduated from University of Manchester 2001
Post graduate education MFGDP, Royal College of Surgeons 2003
Certificate of Implantology, Dental institute of Illapeo, Brazil, 2002
Examiner for the NEBDN, Nurses Training Programme
Denplan practice adviser, Denplan Excel Accreditation Programme
Chairman of JDS, a voluntary professional organisation, organising CPD and educational programmes for all dental professionals
Wasim is passionate about cosmetic dentistry with a wealth of experience in smile design and makeovers. He is also highly trained in the Invisalign system and enjoys various cosmetic treatments like tooth whitening, cerec and veneers.
In his free time, he loves to teach and regularly tutors dentists in all aspects of cosmetic dentistry. An important priority for Wasim is to put anxious patients at ease and make their dental experience more pleasant and stress free, providing intravenous sedation for such patients.
Away from dentistry, Wasim is an avid sports fan, playing football, cricket, snooker and scuba diving. He loves to travel and has visited many countries in the Far East, Africa and America.