If your jaw does not slide perfectly into its optimal anatomical position and you experience pain, you may need an occlusal adjustment.
Make an appointment today if you believe that your misaligned teeth may require an occlusion adjustment!
Symptoms of Dental Misalignment
Improper alignment of your teeth and accompanying jaw pain may occur as a result of injury, teeth growth or simply over time, with wear and age.
This malocclusion may require occlusal adjustment when various factors prevent your teeth from touching as they should or when your jaw pressure is exerting on some of your teeth to the detriment of others, causing various problems such as:
- neck pain;
- dental pain;
- bruxism (or grinding of the teeth), which can lead to loss of tooth structure and gingival recession;
- disorders of the temporomandibular joint
Occlusion Adjustment Consultation
If your headaches, neckaches, jaw or tooth pain suddenly begin to multiply, you may need an occlusal adjustment. Dr. Charouk has received occlusion training at the Danube University Krems, Austria, and will be able to determine the origin of your symptoms following a detailed oral assessment
During the examination, she will check if your jaws touch correctly. You may hear a crack or a dry, symptomatic sound of stress on your temporomandibular joint. Note that dental restorations, such as mixed fillings, crowns, bridges and extractions, may also contribute to malocclusion. You may also have developed a teeth grinding that contributes to the pain you experience in your jaws.