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Old 07-06-2009, 12:14 PM   #1
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Why Does a Bite Change?

I realize that a bite can change because of muscular problems, but can it also change due to a disc problem? My muscles seem very calm now. I feel no spasm, so I was wondering about the disc.

I have not been able to close my back teeth together for 6-7 weeks, and it's driving me nuts! My front teeth hit first, so there is no contact on the molars.

 
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Re: Why Does a Bite Change?

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I realize that a bite can change because of muscular problems, but can it also change due to a disc problem? My muscles seem very calm now. I feel no spasm, so I was wondering about the disc.

I have not been able to close my back teeth together for 6-7 weeks, and it's driving me nuts! My front teeth hit first, so there is no contact on the molars.
Hi--are you using somekind of splint? I know from my own experience that splints can change the way your bite feels almost overnight. Also, when my muscles are in spasm, I only touch on a few teeth as well. It can drive you crazy sometimes. Have you gotten a good x-ray to see if your discs are in the right place?

 
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Re: Why Does a Bite Change?

No, I am not using a splint. I did have a panoramic xray with my mouth closed only. I'm not sure if that is a great test to see how my discs are though.

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Hi--are you using somekind of splint? I know from my own experience that splints can change the way your bite feels almost overnight. Also, when my muscles are in spasm, I only touch on a few teeth as well. It can drive you crazy sometimes. Have you gotten a good x-ray to see if your discs are in the right place?

 
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No, I am not using a splint. I did have a panoramic xray with my mouth closed only. I'm not sure if that is a great test to see how my discs are though.
I believe that an mri is the best test to see if your discs are in the correct position. Saying that, I know people who have had them done and the results were read wrong, or it was taken incorrectly and they had to repeat them. Pretty costly mistake....Don't worry about your teeth only touching in the back--it's just the spasms that are making that happen. Are you in treatment with a specialist right now? If so, what are they doing for you?

 
Old 07-07-2009, 01:28 PM   #5
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Re: Why Does a Bite Change?

Hiya, I think this is a good question and I am hoping that the results of my MRI will give me the answer to my sudden change in bite. I actually think my bite change is due to the disc (my left disc) because that's where I always had a click, but at the start of this year the click suddenly changed to a thud on closing my mouth, changing my bite and making it even more difficult to yawn because my mouth opening also was suddenly reduced. So for me I am expecting to be told the disc moved out of place and for me that would explain my sudden off bite.

I hope that you are able to find and afford treatment off a specialist, I know it can be costly, I'm starting treatment in the next couple of months

All the best.

 
Old 07-07-2009, 06:45 PM   #6
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Re: Why Does a Bite Change?

Actually, my teeth only touch in front. I have no muscle spasm at this point that's why I am wondering about a disc being out out place causing bite problems.

There has been no treatment yet because there has been no diagnose yet. I have seen six different people with no diagnosis.

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I believe that an mri is the best test to see if your discs are in the correct position. Saying that, I know people who have had them done and the results were read wrong, or it was taken incorrectly and they had to repeat them. Pretty costly mistake....Don't worry about your teeth only touching in the back--it's just the spasms that are making that happen. Are you in treatment with a specialist right now? If so, what are they doing for you?

 
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