The jaw or temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is a very complex joint. There are many reasons why you might experience tension or tightness here.

Key takeaways:

– Teeth-grinding can cause headaches and jaw tension.

– When teeth don’t align well it can place extra strain on the jaw muscles.

– Clicking noises and inability to open the jaw fully should be investigated.

A dentist can often help identify and treat jaw pain.

“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. Rizwan Khawaja BDS (University of Manchester)

Dr Rizwan Khawaja, also known as Riz by his patients, graduated from the University of Manchester in 2010. Since qualifying he has worked across Cheshire in practices, specialist centres and treatment centres.

As a certified dentist in Inman Aligner treatments, Riz has a passion for cosmetic dentistry. He is also working towards specializing in restorative dentistry in the near future.

In his spare time, he can be found on the golf course or at Old Trafford, supporting his beloved football club, Manchester United.

He also loves travel and considers himself as a bit of a foodie!