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Do misaligned teeth cause biting of inner cheeks?

Hello Doctor,
I've been diagnosed with LPR which is acid reflux of the Larynx. Over time LPR can affect your teeths enamel due to high levels of acid. Along with LPR I developed dry mouth and a tongue coating which is normal with LPR. I noticed for a while that my inner cheeks are a little puffy. No pain or anything, it feels as if I'm bitting the inside of my cheeks. My teeth are misaligned as well due to two inpacted wisdom teeth that arent removed as of yet. Could the misalignment be causing me to bite differently, which is causing the puffiness? Or is this from the dry mouth/ LPR?

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Fri, 18 Jul 2014
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Misalignment of teeth can cause the cheek bite .Since you have not mentioned your age ,it is not easy to suggests any treatment plan.

I would suggest you visit your local dentist to plan a treatment to correct the misalignment of the teeth .Also for the cheek bite you have a night guard done.
Keep your hydrated for your dry mouth .keep sipping fluids or you can have sugar free chewing gums.

Hope this was useful.

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