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Pain under the jaw in a grey nomad


Peter Devitt

Head, Professorial Surgical Unit
Royal Adelaide Hospital


This case concerns the diagnosis and management of a patient who presents with acute pain in the jaw. The case covers the important causes and the treatment options to be considered.

**The Oxford English Dictionary defines a grey nomad as 'A retired person who travels extensively, particular in a recreational vehicle.'  This term was added to the Dictionary in 2000.

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