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Can malocclusion of teeth cause upper & lower jaw to slide against each other? also have tmj. dentist has recommended fixing the bite first. can fixing the teeth solve the jaw issue as well?

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If you have a malocclusion (bad bite), parafunctional habits, "fixing the bite" may help. Would recommend that you be evaluated by pecialis Orthodontist before proceeding further.

Answered 4/8/2022

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis answered

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See an orthodontist for a consultation. A more harmonious occlusion will relieve undue stress when you close your teeth together.

Answered 4/9/2022

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Your problems are all related. A bad bite and TMJ can lead to pain stress on good teeth, causing looseness and gum problems. Best see a specialist to correct the bad bite and TMJ problem. The sooner you correct this problem the better the outcome.

Answered 4/9/2022

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