The jaw is a complex joint prone to experiencing tension. Potential causes of jaw tightness include:

– Bruxism (teeth grinding) is usually caused by stress and can result in jaw tightness and headaches.

– A disorder of the temperomandibular joint (TMJ) can put undue stress on the jaw muscles resulting in tightness as well as neck or ear pain.

– If the upper and lower jaws are misaligned it may result in jaw tightness.

“Your dentist can help you determine what’s causing your pain and work with you to implement a successful treatment plan to fix it.”

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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.