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Dental experts! what is causing my head and jaw to hurt?

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Dr. Sam Markzar
Dentistry - Periodontics 28 years experience
Possibly grinding !: Bruxism , or tooth grinding, along with clenching your teeth together, especially at night time when you are asleep, could be a major cause of headaches and jaw soreness and pain. Have your dentist check you for these signs and report any symptoms to him/her for getting the proper treatment. The treatment could be as simple as fabricating a proper nightguard/bite guard for you. / good luck.!

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