Accessibility View Close toolbar

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. Occlusal adjustments are made by using a dental drill using a fine diamond or stone to correct areas that hit prematurely. In addition to the actual adjustment, removable night guards are also typically utilized to protect the tooth surfaces and relax the jaw muscles once the adjustment is completed.

Who is a good candidate for an occlusal adjustment? Patients with loose or shifting teeth will usually experience a time when their bite feels off and that the teeth do not meet correctly. Patients who grind or clench their teeth will report have an uneven bite and/or pressure distribution in the mouth. Sometimes tooth sensitivity can be corrected through an occlusal adjustment because of a reduction in pressure on the sensitive tooth.

If you suspect that you may need an occlusal adjustment, please give us a call to schedule an appointment.

OUR LOCATION

Find us on the map

HOURS OF OPERATION

Find Out When We Are Open

Monday:

7:30 am-4:00 pm

Tuesday:

7:30 am-4:00 pm

Wednesday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Thursday:

7:30 am-4:00 pm

Friday:

7:30 am-11:30 am

Saturday:

Closed

Sunday:

Closed

Contact Us

Send Us An Email Today