Do you wake in the morning with sore jaws? When you bite, do you feel like your jaw is lopsided? The human jaw can be a little finicky, and due to genetic, dental, and lifestyle factors, it can be moved out of position and cause discomfort. If this describes your situation, you might derive some relief from an occlusal adjustment in Clyde, NC!
An occlusal adjustment corrects a bite's alignment affected by 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 adequately. Occlusal adjustment causes minimal pain and only a little discomfort. The adjustment is made by using a dental drill and a fine filing stone. In addition to the actual adjustment, removal mouthpieces are also utilized to protect the tooth surface and relax the jaw muscles once the adjustment is completed.
Several maxillofacial conditions would make you a good candidate for occlusal adjustments. For example, if your teeth have shifted or loosened to the point that they no longer fit correctly, you could benefit from an adjustment.
Also, patients who grind or clench their teeth will have an uneven bite and pressure distribution in the mouth, which is also corrected through an occlusal adjustment. Sometimes tooth sensitivity can be corrected through an occlusal adjustment as the treatment reduces pressure on the sensitive tooth.
At Cataloochee Dental Group, we use the latest technology to generate highly accurate scans and identify every irregularity to provide the most effective treatment. Call us today to learn more and book an appointment!