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David B. Solomon, DDS | Occlusal Adjustment in Cambridge

David B. Solomon, D.D.S.

                                      Cambridge Smiles

     

   Family and Cosmetic Dentistry   

 

OCCLUSAL ADJUSTMENT

Do you wake in the morning with a sore jaw? When you bite, do you feel like your teeth meet unevenly? 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 is comfortably completed and requires no anesthetic. In addition to the actual adjustment, an occlusal guard appliance may be indicated for night time wear, to protect the tooth surfaces and relax the jaw muscles once the adjustment is completed.  

Who is a good candidate for an occlusal adjustment?  People with loose or shifting teeth that do not meet correctly and patients who grind or clench their teeth. Those with tooth sensitivity caused by improper contact will also benefit from an occlusal adjustment.

If you suspect that you may need an occlusal adjustment, please call or email us (team@davidbsolomondds.com) to schedule an appointment.