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Spring, Texas

16312 Stuebner Airline

Spring, TX 77379

281-379-3636

Magnolia, Texas

18252 FM 1488, Suite 120

Magnolia, TX 77354

281-252-0055

Katy, Texas

3616 Fry Road #230

Katy, TX 77449

281-398-6006

Spring/Woodlands, Texas

2400 FM 2920, Suite 110

Spring, TX 77388

281-353-6300

Cinco Ranch, Texas

20680 Westheimer Park, Suite 50

Katy, TX 77450

281-398-3636

Cy-Fair/NW Houston, Texas

17301-A FM 529

Houston, TX 77095

281-855-1100

Conroe/Montgomery, Texas

16145 Highway 105 West Suite 400

Montgomery, TX 77356

936-447-3000

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 adjustment causes minimal pain, and only a little discomfort. The adjustment is made by using a dental drill using a fine filing stone. In addition to the actual adjustment, removal mouthpieces are also utilized, to protect the tooth surface, 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 many times not meet correctly. Patients, who grind or clench their teeth, will have an uneven bite and pressure distribution in the mouth, which is also corrected through an occlusal adjustment. Sometimes tooth sensitivity can be corrected through an occlusal adjustment as the treatment reduces pressure on the sensitive tooth.

New technology allows dentists to accurately identify the areas, which need adjustments. The dentist utilizes a computer scan of the mouth, which records hundreds of bite registrations per minute, and notes even the slightest irregularity. That data allows the dentist to make only the adjustments that are absolutely necessary, which ensures a well aligned bite and minimal tooth wear.

If you suspect that you may need an occlusal adjustment, schedule an appointment.

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