Occlusal Adjustment in College park MD
Do you have a misaligned bite that harms the health of your mouth? Check if your biting the correct way at Expert Smiles conveniently located at College Park, MD.
Do you wake up with sore jaws or experience jaw pain when you bite and chew? If so, you are a candidate of an occlusal adjustment. An occlusal adjustment corrects the alignment of the bite.
Common symptoms that are signs of the possible need for an occlusal adjustment include:
- Chronic jaw pain
- Uneven or excessive tooth wear
- Chipped or cracked teeth
- Frequent headaches and migraines
- The feeling that you have an occasional lopsided or “off” bite while chewing
These are indications that your bite may be off balance or misaligned. Your bite alignment may be off due to factors such as:
- Loose teeth
- Teeth that have shifted in your mouth
- Overcrowded teeth
- Missing teeth
- Irregularly shaped teeth
Our College Park dentist will perform an occlusal adjustment by removing any interference in your bite that causes an uneven bite, which in turn causes pain. In majority cases, we simply need to make small shaping changes in the tooth enamel (the hard outer layer of the tooth) to achieve a more ideal bite. As the adjustments are minor and the tooth enamel has no feeling, the procedure is very comfortable and typically does not require anesthetic.
If you are experiencing jaw pain, we encourage you to contact our Expert Smiles office today to learn more about occlusal adjustment and set up your next appointment.