Occlusal Adjustment

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Occlusal Adjustment

An occlusal adjustment corrects the alignment of the bite that is a result of loose, shifting, crowded, or missing teeth. Once your bite is adjusted it will be evenly distributed and your teeth will meet properly, eliminating irregular pressure on one side of the mouth. 

Occlusal adjustment causes minimal pain and little discomfort. Once the adjustment is completed, night guards and appliances are also utilized to protect the tooth surface and relax the jaw muscles.

Who is a good candidate for an occlusal adjustment?

  • Patients with loose or shifting teeth
  • Patients who grind or clench their teeth
    -This creates an uneven bite and pressure distribution in the mouth
  • Patients who have tooth sensitivity
    -Treatment reduces pressure on the sensitive tooth