Persistent jaw pain can be the result of conditions that can have a damaging effect on your teeth and gums. This type of pain and discomfort can be treated in several ways.

Key takeaways:

– If it’s caused by teeth grinding, you may be asked to wear a mouthguard.

– Grinding caused by stress can be treated with acupuncture.

– In some cases, Botulinum toxin (Botox) injections are prescribed to relieve tension.

Your dentist will be able to recommend a treatment that works best for your particular situation.

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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!