Do you wake in the morning with sore jaws?
When you bite, do you feel like your jaw is lopsided? If so, then you may need an occlusal adjustment.
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 only a little discomfort. The adjustment is made by using a fine dental bur on rotary instrumentation to carefully and conservatively reshape the contacting surfaces of the teeth.
Who is a candidate for an occlusal adjustment? Have your dentist check, but some patients with loose sensitive or shifting teeth could benefit from an occlusal adjustment.
If you suspect that you may need an occlusal adjustment, schedule an appointment.