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Can TMJ Disorders Cause Teeth Shifting?

Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders symptoms include bruxism, jaw pain and clicking or popping noises whenever you move the jaw. These symptoms have been linked to various problems like headaches — but there is another concern. Can TMJ disorders cause your teeth to shift? Well, here’s everything you need to know.

Key takeaways:

Teeth grinding or bruxism has a unique relationship with TMJ. While some patients develop TMJ disorders due to bruxism, others get bruxism as a symptom of an untreated TMJ disorder.

Although it’s natural for your teeth to slightly shift, TMJ disorders have the potential to cause unnatural shifting in your mouth if left untreated.

Many people with a TMJ disorder often have misaligned teeth prior to their diagnosis. This can be further accelerated into bigger gaps and chronic pain over time.

If you have concerns about your shifting teeth, schedule a consultation with your dentist.

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Dr Siddharth Wandrekar - Practice principal (GDC No. 170074)

BDS – India 2004, MSc Prosthetic Dentistry 2007 (London), MJDF Royal College of Surgeons England

Sidd has been with Brunel Dental Practice since 2011 and took over the practice in September 2016 after the previous principal retired.

Sidd qualified in 2004 from one of the prestigious Universities in India. He came to the UK and meritoriously obtained a Masters in Prosthetic Dentistry from King’s College, London. He then spent a year in a hospital environment being involved in major surgeries such as head and neck cancer, correction of jaw fractures and complex surgical removal of teeth. He moved to work as an Associate in Private and NHS practices in Scotland before joining Brunel Dental Practice.

Sidd enjoys dentistry because he can help everyone to achieve good dental health and overall well-being in a caring and comfortable environment.

He is married with two boys who keep him on his toes. He loves playing tennis and represents the local club in the regional Leagues. He loves to travel and visit offbeat places. He also has a keen interest in current affairs.

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