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Forest Grove, OR Dentist | Forest Grove, OR dental care | OR | Occlusal Adjustment

 Geoffrey K Faris DMD LLC

Address:
2031 Hawthorne Street, Suite B
Forest Grove, OR 97116
 

 

 

 

503-359-4463

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 Dr. Faris 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 Dr. Faris 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.

 
 
Forest Grove, OR Dentist. Dr. Geoffrey Faris provides Family Dentist, Cosmetic Dentistry, Gentle Dentist , Tooth Pain, Extractions, General Dentistry, Dental Implants to the following locations: Hillsboro, OR, Cornelius, OR, Banks, OR, Gaston, OR, North Plains, OR, Yamhill, OR. Hillsboro