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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?

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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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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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 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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What is malocclusion?

What is malocclusion?

Bad Occlusion: Malocclusion is actually stating that the way your teeth come together is off or not ideal. Honestly almost eveyone has some form of malocclusion, however it usually is used to refer to someone with more prominent malocclusion, so the need for braces or even surgery+braces is needed to correct it. ...Read more

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How can I help malocclusion?

How can I help  malocclusion?

Orthodontist: Your local orthodontist is the expert in dental occlusion. They will be able to develop a treatment plan to fit your expectations. ...Read more

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What can correct malocclusion?

What can correct malocclusion?

Orthodontics: A proper orthodontic evaluation and treatment will correct malocclusion. ...Read more

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What can help treat malocclusion?

What can help treat malocclusion?

Ortho vs restorative: Malocclusion is a problem in the way the upper & lower teeth fit together in biting or chewing. It literally means "bad bite". The two main forms of malocclusion are skeletal & dental. Skeletal requires orthognathic surgery & orthodontics to correct. Dental malocclusion can be corrected by ortho alone. Some malocclusion can be corrected by having restorative work done alone or in combo w/ ortho. ...Read more

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Best way to diagnose malocclusion?

Dentist: See your dentist for this diagnosis or an orthodontist. Are you having other symptoms like excessive tooth wear or TMJ pain? Good questions to ask and have answered. ...Read more

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What procedures treat malocclusion?

What procedures  treat malocclusion?

Jaw surgery, ortho: Malocclusion is a problem in the way the upper & lower teeth fit together in biting or chewing. It literally means "bad bite". The two main forms of malocclusion are skeletal & dental. Skeletal requires orthognathic surgery & orthodontics to correct. Dental malocclusion can be corrected by ortho alone. Some malocclusion can be corrected by having restorative work done alone or in combo w/ ortho. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms, signs of malocclusion?

Malocclusion: means the teeth are not aligned properly. Severe malocclusion is also known as: crowded teeth, misaligned teeth, crossbite, overbite, underbite, or anterior open bite. See an orthodontist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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What can I do to manage my malocclusion at home?

It depends: This is an interesting question. I would recommend that you go see a dentist or an orthodontist and ask that question directly. The reason i say this is that I do not know your present dental condition, it is very difficult to say what you can do at home. Take this question to the professional and ask for a good straight forward answer. ...Read more

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Is a malocclusion a worse condition than an occlusion?

Is a malocclusion a worse condition than an occlusion?

?: The definition of a malocclusion is a bad bite (mal=bad, occlusion=bite). Occlusion is the way a person bits and their teeth come together. A malocclusion is a bad bite. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: malocclusion?

What is the definition or description of: malocclusion?

Tooth mis-alignment: A malocclusion describes the inability of teeth to bite with one another correctly. Commonly the dental arches show poor alignment of the teeth. A malocclusion can be due to dental or skeletal disharmony or both. Orthodontics is the specialty that deals with the diagnosis, treatment planning and implementation of correction of these anomalies. It is an advanced specialty of dentistry. ...Read more

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Please tell me what does a "severe malocclusion" look like?

Crooked Teeth: A malocclusion is a condition where the teeth do not meet harmoniously and/or are not positioned in an esthetic way. ...Read more

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What exactly is "Vertical occlusions" and "No 2 malocclusions"?

What exactly is "Vertical occlusions" and "No 2 malocclusions"?

VDO, malocclusion: VDO--- Vertical dimension of occlusion , refers to the superior-inferior relationship of the maxilla(upper arch) to the mandible(lower arch) , when the teeth come together. ClassII malocclusion is an orthodontic terminology used to describe the type of occlusion(bite) a patient presents with. It usually involves an overjet of upper incisors, deep overbite, deficient lower arch, and so on ...Read more

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What is a severe malocclusion and how can I tell what it looks like?

What is a severe malocclusion and how can I tell what it looks like?

Crooked teeth: Severe malocclusion means that your teeth are crowded and not straight and do not come together in a harmonious fashion. It will look different in each person. A dentist or orthodontist can help you determine how severe your malocclusion is. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are some health risks or health problems due to malocclusion?

Many: This may be best answered by a page on our website: http://www.aabraces.com/Why-Braces-/Why-Get-Braces.aspx Good luck! ...Read more

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I have untreated class 1 malocclusion. What's going to happen as the disease progresses and when will it progress?

Keep them clean: I would not consider class 1 malocclusion a disease. Our distant ancestors did not have braces and no one ever died from crooked teeth. The biggest problem with malocclusion is keeping the teeth and gums clean around the crowding. You must get a dental cleaning every 6 months to keep teeth and periodontia healthy around the crowding. If you maintain oral hygiene you shouldn't have any problems. ...Read more

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