Here at Mary A. Beilman, DDS & Melinda Hickey, DDS, we are proud to offer occlusal adjustments for our patients.
Many people suffer from uneven bites. Their jaws may feel like they are lopsided. Many wake up every morning with a sore jaw because of this.
Jaws can be misaligned for many reasons. The most common reason for misalignment is missing teeth or loose, shifting, or even crowded teeth. These conditions give you the feeling that you have more pressure on one side of your jaw than the other when you bite. It can be hard to eat and even painful to talk.
People who grind their teeth may also have uneven bites. We have also had success when using this procedure on those with sensitive teeth.
For this reason, we are proud to offer occlusal adjustments. It is our goal to give you a good bite. This procedure is not very painful, and afterward you shouldn’t have too much discomfort.
When we do adjustments, we use a dental drill and a filing stone. We may also use removable mouthpieces to help protect your teeth and relax your jaw.
We are dedicated to staying on top of the latest dental advances, so we are constantly learning new and better ways to perform this procedure. We can now scan your mouth and find the areas that need adjustment. This helps us to make the smallest adjustments to get the outcome we want.