A 25-year-old female asked:
what could cause my bite to suddenly misalign?
2 doctor answers • 5 doctors weighed in
Pediatrics 25 years experience
TMJ disorder: Disruption of the TMJ (temporomandibular joint) can cause a change in the bite pattern. The TMJ is a sliding hinge which can be damaged by trauma, arthritis, excessive gum chewing, biting on hard objects, etc. Dentists are great resources for evaluation and of this.
Pain Management 36 years experience
See your dentist: There are several causes of misaligned teeth include wisdom teeth inflammation, TMJ disorder, facial trauma and teeth clenching -bruxism. Regardless, the proper diagnosis is the key to a successful treatment. See your dentist for examination, imaging and treatment. Good luck.
Last updated Oct 3, 2014
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