When Is an Occlusal Adjustment Necessary?
Correcting a misaligned bite is one of the steps we take when we learn about a patient’s TMJ symptoms. An occlusal adjustment may also be necessary when you have undergone restorative procedures, such as a crown or filling, since the teeth may not come together properly after the tooth restoration is placed. We use advanced tools and modern technologies to ensure proper bite alignment.
Occlusal Adjustment for Teeth Grinding
Patients with a habit of teeth grinding, or bruxism, may also be candidates for an occlusal adjustment. One of the most common TMJ signs is teeth that are worn down or chipped because of a teeth grinding habit. Realigning the bite can help to stop the damage from teeth grinding and provide some relief from TMJ symptoms.
Learn more about TMJ signs and symptoms you need to be aware of by scheduling your appointment with Dr. Schmidt or Dr. Shires in Towson, MD today.