Ensure proper bite alignment with an occlusal adjustment in Chattanooga!
Do you notice that your teeth fail to come together properly when you bite down?
Are you struggling with teeth grinding at night?
These are just some of the signs that your bite alignment is off and that you may need an occlusal adjustment.
Our dedicated dental team at Dr. Suekert’s dental office will evaluate your teeth and help you correct your bite if needed. Schedule your appointment with our dentist today.
What Is Occlusal Adjustment?
Occlusal, or bite, adjustment removes tiny interferences that keep teeth from coming together properly. These interferences can prevent the jaw from closing in its anatomically correct position. Interferences can develop as teeth develop, can occur following an accident, or they can accumulate over time with wear. Dental work such as fillings, crowns, bridges, and extractions can also cause interferences.
Interferences can prevent the jaw from fully seating into its anatomically correct position. This means that the muscles of the jaw and neck are never able to fully relax. This may result in severe headaches and neck aches. Many develop bruxism, or teeth grinding, as their jaw seeks its natural position. Bruxism can cause bone loss, tooth loss, and receding gums. Overtime, patients may develop temporomandibular joint issues, or TMJ, if they go untreated.
How We Correct Your Bite in Chattanooga
Tekscan, or T-Scan, is a valuable tool that aids in diagnosing problems with a person’s bite. The T-Scan system can show what is and what is not functioning properly when a person bites down.
The T-Scan device includes an ultra-thin sensor that a patient bites down on. The computer then analyzes and displays the data. Because the sensor technology is so advanced, the T-Scan can detect both biting time and force.
This allows our dentist to correct any bite issues without the guesswork previously needed, and to reduce the number of office visits you will need to have your bite (also known as your occlusion) corrected.
Fix Your Bite Today!
If your jaw doesn’t open evenly or if it makes a clicking noise when it opens, your bite may be off. Let our experienced dental team help. Dr. Suekert will examine your jaw closely to determine if you need an occlusal adjustment. From there, he will correct your bite to help you bite, chew, and sleep without pain.
Schedule an appointment today for an occlusal adjustment in Chattanooga.