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Occlusal Adjustment In Chattanooga, TN

Occlusal Adjustment In Chattanooga, TN

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 in to 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, TN

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.

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Smile Makeovers

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Tooth Fillings

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LANAP® Laser Dentistry

Dental laser procedures to ensure minimal damage and faster healing from gum surgery.

Scaling and Root Planing

Deep cleaning to address gum disease and restore your dental health. 

Tooth Extractions

Pain-free, efficient tooth removal only when it’s best for your long-term oral health. 

Preventive Dentistry

Dental cleanings, fluoride application, and full preventative dental care to keep your smile in its best condition.

Family Dentist

Count on our family dentist to care for every member of your household’s smile.

Kids Dentist

Our compassionate kids’ dentist helps set your little one up for a lifetime of good oral health habits.

Cosmetic Dentistry

Comprehensive cosmetic dentistry services to help you improve your smile’s color, shape, and appearance.

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Prevent worn tooth enamel and long-term damage with custom bruxism appliances.

Dental Bridge

Replace your missing tooth and complete your smile with a dental bridge restoration. 

Teeth Cleaning

Remove plaque buildup to prevent tooth decay and gum disease with regular dental cleanings.

Gum Disease

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Tooth Crown

A custom tooth crown repairs tooth damage to restore the tooth’s integrity and look.

Emergency Dentist

Visit our emergency dental clinic to handle your knocked-out tooth, broken tooth, or any other urgent dental need.

TMJ

Treat your clicking, popping, painful jaw with professional TMJ treatment in Chattanooga.

Implant Supported Dentures

Say goodbye to slippery dentures with modern implant-supported dentures. 

Dental Implants

Dental implants offer a secure and long-lasting tooth replacement solution for one or more teeth

Sleep Apnea

Custom dental devices to address snoring and sleep apnea so you and your household can sleep better.

Veneers

Transform the look of your smile with custom veneer teeth and get the teeth you’ve always wanted.

What are our patients saying about us?

They are very friendly and welcoming and seem like a family at times. We get all of our cleanings and dental work done here. They are really good at estimating your cost after insurance so you know what procedures will cost you.

Tim B.
Tim B.
The dentist and staff are very calming. Always checking to make sure you aren’t feeling anything. The office staff is very friendly. My fear and dread of dental work my whole life is over. I feel very lucky to have picked this dentist office. I highly recommend them.
Kerry K.
Kerry K.
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Incredible office. Dr. Suekert is a kind, intelligent, and gifted dentist. The office staff has been nice every time I’ve walked through the door. Highly recommended!
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