jaw pain and misaligned teeth

Jaw Pain and Misaligned Teeth

One of the common causes of jaw pain is teeth that are not properly aligned. This discomfort is associated with the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) and it is important to have this condition diagnosed by a dentist. Why might this pain occur?

– A misaligned bite will place uneven amounts of pressure upon the jaw.

– In turn, the muscles can become fatigued over time.

– There are even instances when headaches can occur as a result.

”With some patients, an improper bite is apparent through their appearance, but many times, the signs are not so obvious.”

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Matthew Houlton BDS(Sheffield) MFGDP(UK)

I’m Matthew Houlton, principal dentist and practice owner of Manor House Dental Practice.

Qualified from Sheffield dental hospital in 1993.

Post graduate training with Paul Tipton (Specialist Prosthodontist) from 2005-2007.

Diploma for Membership of the Faculty of General Dental Practice (UK) 2007.

Special interest in Orthodontics.

Yorkshire Deanary Fixed Appliance Training Scheme 2002-2004.

I have worked at York Hospital’s orthodontic department one session a week since 2009.

Member of the British Society of Occlusal Studies (the study of temporomandibular disorder).

I have two children, who keep me busy when I am not at the practice. I take a keen interest in and teach Aikido, a martial art, to keep a healthy mind and body.