Have you noticed that your jaw is aching for no apparent reason? If so, you might be inadvertently clenching or grinding your teeth. This is one of the most common causes and it is wise to see a dentist. Let’s look at some other reasons for jaw pain.

– You might be suffering from one or more cavities.

– There could also be an underlying infection that needs to be resolved.

– Gum disease and abscesses are also known to contribute to jaw pain.

“Teeth grinding and clenching are usually the main causes of jaw ache.”

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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.