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Carrollwood General Dentistry | Occlusal Adjustment in Tampa

Tampa Dentist | Carrollwood General Dentistry

12603 Henderson Road
Tampa, FL 33625

813-962-2731

Occlusal Adjustment
 



When you bite, do you feel like you are hitting or putting pressure in one spot? When you wake duo yu feel sorness in the jaw joint?  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 dental drill using 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.  

Who is a good candidate for an occlusal adjustment?  Patients with loose or shifting teeth will many times not meet correctly. 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.

If you suspect that you may need an occlusal adjustment, schedule an appointment.

 
 
 
Tampa Dentist | Occlusal Adjustment. Edwin Hsiung is a Tampa Dentist.