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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