John R Johnston DDS, LLC | Occlusal Adjustment in Toledo

Twin Oaks Family Dentistry
John R. Johnston D.D.S.

General and Cosmetic Dentistry

 

3949 Sunforest Ct, Suite 208
Toledo, OH, 43623

(419) 474-3890

 

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Occlusal Adjustment
 

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. An occlusal adjustment involves removing a very small amount of tooth structure and rarely causes any discomfort. The adjustment is made by using a dental drill using a fine filing stone. In addition to the actual adjustment, removable mouthpieces such as a nightguard 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? If you have loose or shifting teeth, or if you find yourself grinding or clenching your teeth, Dr. Johnston can evaluate your bite.  It may be that you have an uneven bite and pressure distribution in the mouth, which is also corrected through an occlusal adjustment. Sometimes tooth sensitivity is alleviated through an occlusal adjustment as the treatment reduces pressure on the sensitive tooth.

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

 
 
Toledo Dentist | Occlusal Adjustment. John Johnston is a Toledo Dentist.