Do you suffer from unexplained headaches, jaw pain, neck pain or tooth aches? Have you been told you grind your teeth in your sleep or do you do it during the daytime hours? Have you noticed your bite is off, which is causing chewing and comfort issues? If you have any of these problems or even more than one of them, you could benefit from occlusal adjustment.
What Is It?
This type of adjustment is when periodontist Dr. Withers adjusts your bite so your teeth come together properly. It is done through small changes in your teeth surfaces to allow them to fit together the right way. In some cases, you may need to get adjustments to fillings, bridges or crowns to help fix the bite alignment.
Misalignment can happen over time due to the wearing down of teeth. It can also occur when teeth do not grow in properly or when you have dental work done. It is a common issue that many patients suffer from, but an adjustment is a simple solution.
How Does It Help?
Getting a bit adjustment can help to correct many issues associated with an improper bite. When your teeth don’t fit together properly, it can cause your jaw to be out of place. This can result in TMJ issues, neck pain and even headaches. You may also grind your teeth due to the misalignment.
Through correcting the bite, your teeth will fall back into the natural position. This aligns the bones and muscles to relieve the tension and strain that led to your issues.
Dr. Withers offers solutions to your dental problems. Through his bite adjustment procedure, you can restore your bite to the proper place and solve many issues you may have had as a result of an improper bite. He also offers additional procedures that can help with other dental-related issues, such as ridge preservation, scaling and root planing, sinus lift and osseous surgery. To learn more, contact Dr. Withers in Centreville, VA today.