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Blake Street Dental | Occlusal Adjustment in Denver

Blake Street Dental P.C.

Dr. Arnold Cullum B.Sc., D.D.S.

1732 Blake Street
Denver, CO 80202

(303) 814-2200

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 caused by loose, shifted, crowded, or missing teeth. The result is an evenly distributed bite that eliminates irregular pressure on one side of the mouth. Occlusal adjustment causes minimal pain, and only a little discomfort. The adjustment is made using a dental drill with a fine filing stone. Removable mouthpieces are also used to protect the tooth surface and relax the jaw muscles once the adjustment is completed.  

Patients with loose or shifting teeth and people who grind or clench their teeth regularly will have an uneven bite and pressure distribution in the mouth, which can be corrected with an occlusal adjustment. Sometimes tooth sensitivity can also be corrected through an occlusal adjustment as the treatment reduces pressure on one side of the mouth.

New technology allows dentists to accurately identify the areas which need adjustments. The dentist utilizes a computer scan 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 be a candidate for an occlusal adjustment, schedule an consultation today.

Denver Dentist | Occlusal Adjustment. Arnold Cullum is a Denver Dentist.