Ouch! My jaw hurts

teeth, health, smile, dentistJaw pain can be triggered by common dental issues so your dentist is the ideal person to identify the problem.

Key takeaways:

– Teeth grinding causes headaches and jaw pain.

– Untreated gum disease can cause pain to spread to the jaw.

– An abscess resulting from a cavity in your teeth can cause infection to spread to bone tissue.

– Misalignment of the jaw can cause chronic jaw pain.

– Tooth grinding can also cause a painful jaw.

Regular check-ups by your dentist ensures that dental issues are treated before they cause further problems.

“The first step should be to see a dentist to find out if the pain is being triggered by an offset jaw…”



Matthew Houlton BDS(Sheffield) MFGDP(UK)

I’m Matthew Houlton, principal dentist and practice owner of Manor House Dental Practice.

Qualified from Sheffield dental hospital in 1993.

Post graduate training with Paul Tipton (Specialist Prosthodontist) from 2005-2007.

Diploma for Membership of the Faculty of General Dental Practice (UK) 2007.

Special interest in Orthodontics.

Yorkshire Deanary Fixed Appliance Training Scheme 2002-2004.

I have worked at York Hospital’s orthodontic department one session a week since 2009.

Member of the British Society of Occlusal Studies (the study of temporomandibular disorder).

I have two children, who keep me busy when I am not at the practice. I take a keen interest in and teach Aikido, a martial art, to keep a healthy mind and body.