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Occlusal Adjustment

Do you wake up in the morning with a sore jaw, or do you feel like your jaw is lopsided when you bite down? If so, then you may need an occlusal adjustment, or jaw alignment. 

An occlusal adjustment corrects the alignment of the bite that is a result of loose, shifting, crowded, or missing teeth. The result is an evenly distributed bite that eliminates irregular pressure on one side of the mouth.  Once your bite is adjusted, your teeth will meet properly. Occlusal adjustment causes minimal pain and very little discomfort. The adjustment is made by using a dental drill using a fine filing stone. In addition to the actual adjustment, removable mouthpieces are also used to protect the tooth surface and relax the jaw muscles once the adjustment is completed.  

Patients with loose or shifting teeth will have a bite that many times may not meet correctly, or  patients who grind or clench their teeth tend to have an uneven bite and pressure distribution in the mouth, are good contenders for an occlusal adjustment. Tooth sensitivity can also be corrected through a jaw alignment because the treatment reduces pressure on the sensitive tooth. 

New technology allows dentists to accurately identify the areas that need adjustments. The dentist uses a computer scan of the mouth, which records hundreds of bite registrations per minute, and notes even the slightest irregularity. That data allows the dentist to make only the adjustments that are absolutely necessary, which ensures a well-aligned bite and minimal tooth wear. 

If you suspect that you may need an occlusal adjustment, schedule an appointment with us today.

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