I've been having a lot of pain in my jaw lately and I was starting to get really worried that I was experiencing some kind of bone erosion. My teeth didn't hurt at all, but I had convinced myself that I'd somehow got an infection in my gums or in my teeth that I hadn't noticed, and that the bone of my jaw was being affected.
I looked up all kinds of different scenarios, including this one that I would need to have a bone graft. They were said to be really painful and I was quite anxious about the whole thing.
I finally went to the dentist the other day and he took some x-rays of my teeth. They turned out to be completely fine, with only one tiny cavity showing up and nothing wrong with the roots or anything.
Apparently there are more extensive x-rays they can do which will show if you have anything wrong with your jaw, but he didn't think there was any point. I have a bite which puts a lot of pressure on one part of my jaw and he thought I was probably grinding my teeth, which led to the pain.
I'm kind of glad that I looked up all that stuff about bone erosion though, because it's made me more vigilant than ever about cleaning my teeth.