teeth, health, smile, dentist“TMD” or “TMJ” refers to a joint disorder of the jaw – a range of problems which cause pain and tenderness. Your dentist can identify what’s causing the pain.

Key takeaways:

– Jaw pain and headaches may indicate you grind your teeth.

– Misalignment of the jaw can cause chronic jaw pain

– Untreated cavities can lead to infection in surrounding tissue.

– Infections in impacted wisdom teeth often cause jaw pain.

Schedule an appointment with your dentist if you experience jaw pain.

“There are many treatments that can help with jaw pain, most of them involving dental care.”



Dr. Fraser Hendrie BDS (Glasg.) MFGDP (UK)

Fraser is a Glasgow graduate with over 20 years of experience. He is the one of the principal dentists at Craigentinny Dental Care in Edinburgh. He has a reputation for consistent, high quality work and a love of innovation. Many of Dr Hendrie’s patients travel from the far reaches of Scotland, the UK and beyond. So wherever you live from Portobello or around Edinburgh to further afield he will be pleased to meet you. He is a member of the Student Clinicians of the American Dental Association, British Dental Association, the Association of Dental Implantology, and has studied at the Pankey Institute in Miami on several occasions. Fraser has particular interests in Dental Implantology, Preventive dentistry, Cosmetic Dentistry and information technology. Fraser has also been admitted to the Faculty of General Dental Practitioners by examination. Fraser is married with two young children and lives in Edinburgh. In his free time he enjoys running, cycling, and kite-surfing.