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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Malocclusion

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Is it possible for my wisdom teeth to cause malocclusion and tmj?

Is it possible for my wisdom teeth to cause malocclusion and tmj?

Yes, many patients w: Wisdom teeth that are erupted into the mouth can have bite issues which can correlate with TMJ problems. Exam and occlusal analysis can confirm this. I have extracted third molars many times over 30 years due to malocclusion. ...Read more

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Can?Tmj cause biting problems and malocclusion?

Can?Tmj cause biting problems and malocclusion?

Yes : In many cases, if the TMJ is sore the jaw will try and close in a way which is least painful to this joint. This altered path of closure is often not the ideal for teeth alignment and can lead to biting problems. ...Read more

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What health risks or health problems does malocclusion cause?

What health risks or health problems does malocclusion cause?

Yes: Not being able to chew efficiently and untoward effects to the jaw joints are two of the main risks to overall health. That is the goal of orthodontic treatment, to correct any malooclusion. Sometimes the malocclusion is so severe that in an individual who has stopped growing, surgery may be needed to fully correct the problem. ...Read more

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Can malocclusion cause a lisp?

Definitely, yes: Malocclusion means the teeth are not aligned properly. Speech difficulties that are rare including lisp may be a symptom of the malocclusion. ...Read more

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How can a malocclusion cause chipped teeth?

How can a malocclusion cause chipped teeth?

Parafunctional force: Teeth that do not meet harmoniously place excess forces on edges that cannot withstand the force, so they chip. ...Read more

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Can TMJ and class III malocclusion cause sinus issues?

Can TMJ and class III malocclusion cause sinus issues?

Unlikely: Sinus issues are typically caused by infections. While TMJ issues and malocclusions can cause skeletal muscular pain, it is unlikely that these problems will cause sinus issues. ...Read more

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Can a malocclusion (abnormal bite) cause a deviated septum?

Can a malocclusion (abnormal bite) cause a deviated septum?

Deviated septum: A deviated septum is a common issue. It can be caused by trauma, position in utero and even during the birth process. If there are symptoms like nasal obstruction, snoring or recurrent sinusitis, have your nose evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist. ...Read more

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Could malocclusion of teeth cause you to talk slow?

Unusual: More commonly malocclusion can cause speech defects, such as lisp. Would suggest evaluation by both orthodontic specialist and speech pathologist. If speech changed recently from normal to slow please see neurologist asap. ...Read more

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If someone has teeth malocclusion that is the cause of gum recession, is it technically periodontal disease since it does affect the gums?

If someone has teeth malocclusion that is the cause of gum recession, is it technically periodontal disease since it does affect the gums?

Not Really: While there is a "gum" component to the problem, the gingival recession is the result of mal-occlusion. Periodontal disease is most often associated with specific pathogens, genetics, medications causing an abnormal oral environment, poor hygiene or any combination of the above, including mal-occlusion as a factor. There is not a simple answer, but correction of the occlussal problem will help! ...Read more

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