Our teeth and jaws work so well because they are (ideally) lined up to exert the right amount of pressure on each other and chew through food. When the jaw is not lined up, the teeth do not clash together in the correct spots. This can cause several problems that need to be corrected for a healthy and functional mouth. At Flossophy Dental in Edmonton, AB, we are able to perform an occlusal adjustment to correct this issue.
Misaligned teeth can cause several issues.
- Difficulty biting into and chewing foods
- Worn down teeth
- Damage to teeth like chips and fractures
- Jaw and facial muscle pain
An occlusal adjustment is a simple and quick procedure to even out the alignment of the teeth. It creates a bite that lines up perfectly so there are no areas that meet before the rest. A dental drill with a filing stone is used to file areas of the teeth after a scan is taken of the mouth. The scan uses advanced technology to pick up on areas that need adjustments. After the adjustments are made, the patient should be able to close their mouths and bite down evenly. Chewing motions become normalized and any excess pain or pressure from the misalignment will disappear.
If you feel that your bite is not even, schedule an appointment with us for a consultation. To set up your appointment at Flossophy Dental in Edmonton, AB, call our office at (780) 306-9333 or visit our website, www.flossophydental.ca.