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Misaligned teeth

A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Quon
41 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Yes: Misaligned teeth or a malocclusion can definitely contribute to jaw pain and TMJ problems. Your dentist can advise you of the relationship, or may ch ... Read More
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Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
44 years experience Dentistry
Yes: There is a triad involved with tmj/tmd...The teeth, the muscles and the jaw joints. If one is malalighned, it can throw everything else off and crea ... Read More
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Dr. John Van der Werff
38 years experience Dentistry
Probably not: It is rare... Studies in the last 10 years support little relationship. Misalighned teeth only cause problems when the teeth touch. During normal f ... Read More

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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. John DeWolf
39 years experience Dentistry
Floss: Inter dental cleaning aids like floss or the various alternatives you will find at your local pharmacy should take care of it. Be sure to get all fore ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Consult needed: These types of questions cannot be answered with a blanket yes or no answer. We need a one on one clinical exam, a full set of x-rays, often study mo ... Read More
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
Diagnostic Process: So you have impacted teeth, extra teeth, crooked teeth, probably other teeth out of position, and who knows what else. Do you have enough bone materia ... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
TMD Consult: Have your own dentist either evaluate you or recommend someone who has both extensive training and experience treating patient with tmd (temporomandib ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
31 years experience Family Medicine
Jaw pain: This sounds like some type of TMJ. I would seek care from your dentist.
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Abnormal Bite: Your bite should revert back after you stop wearing your DIY appliance. Wait until your bite feels perfectly comfortable and normal, then have a profe ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jayang Vora
47 years experience Dentistry
No.: Misaligned teeth mainly are the result of discrepancy between size of the teeth and jaw along with abnormal vector and velocity of jaw growth.
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Andrea
33 years experience Dentistry
Swelling in disc: Traumatic occlusion or para functional habits could be leading to inflammation of the disc that your jaw rests on .....As the inflammation causes swel ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Bornfeld
44 years experience Dentistry
Yes: I assume you're referring to arthoscopic surgery of the tmj. For a simple arthrocentesis, no change in the bite would be expected. However, a surgery ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dale Rottman
Specializes in Dentistry
Early treatment: There are several factors. If the child's teeth are crowded, the upper or lower jaws are not in alignment, muscle attachments are preventing proper a ... Read More

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