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What Causes Jaw Pain?

Discomfort, tightness or pain in the jaw can have a number of causes and should always be investigated by a dentist when the problem becomes a regular occurrence. 

Although problems with the jaw can be caused by issues with the teeth such as misalignment or crowding the three biggest contributors to jaw pain are usually found to be:

  • Temporomandibular Joint Disorders (TMJ) – caused by an incorrect bite, misaligned teeth or dental trauma
  • Teeth Grinding (Bruxism) – which occurs during sleep
  • Stress – causes jaw tension and pain

Stiffness, tightness and soreness of the jaw often point to a larger problem and effective treatment by your dentist or doctor can only begin when the underlying cause is explored and determined. Read more about jaw problems at

Dr Siddharth Wandrekar - Practice principal (GDC No. 170074)

BDS – India 2004, MSc Prosthetic Dentistry 2007 (London), MJDF Royal College of Surgeons England

Sidd has been with Brunel Dental Practice since 2011 and took over the practice in September 2016 after the previous principal retired.

Sidd qualified in 2004 from one of the prestigious Universities in India. He came to the UK and meritoriously obtained a Masters in Prosthetic Dentistry from King’s College, London. He then spent a year in a hospital environment being involved in major surgeries such as head and neck cancer, correction of jaw fractures and complex surgical removal of teeth. He moved to work as an Associate in Private and NHS practices in Scotland before joining Brunel Dental Practice.

Sidd enjoys dentistry because he can help everyone to achieve good dental health and overall well-being in a caring and comfortable environment.

He is married with two boys who keep him on his toes. He loves playing tennis and represents the local club in the regional Leagues. He loves to travel and visit offbeat places. He also has a keen interest in current affairs.

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