what is jaw claudication?

Asked anonymously on 5th August, 2022 at 12:14 pm

What is jaw claudication?

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Dr. Anu Daber

6 years of experience

Rheumatologist

Answered on 12th Aug 2022 at 11:59 pm
Jaw claudication is an often unrecognized sign of giant cell arteritis. The significance of this symptom has been underemphasized in the dental literature. Dentists should consider jaw claudication when making the differential diagnosis of jaw pain, especially in the elderly patient. Early diagnosis and treatment of giant cell arteritis may help save a patient
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