How your teeth fit together and how your jaw functions while you are chewing or resting can have widespread implications to your overall oral health.
At Summerland Dental Centre your clinical exam includes an evaluation of your teeth and the associated jaw muscles and joints. Bite problems can result in chipped. worn dentition, loose teeth, painful jaw muscles and/or joints. Temporomandibular Disorder (TMD) is an over missed diagnosis in most patients. Healthy chewing patterns can support healthy teeth that are stable with pain free jaw muscles and joints. Our e will help you achieve this goal during and after your TMD treatment.
Our team will help you in the diagnosis and treatment just call for your evaluation.
Potential Symptoms of Bite Issues or Temporomandibular Disorder
- Worm teeth
- Difficulty chewing
- Shifting teeth
- Pain in the jaw
- Clicking or popping from jaw joints
Treatment Options will be discussed including:
- Appliance Therapy/Protection
- Functional Analysis to determine definitive treatment plan.
- Full mouth rehabilitation
The orthotic bite relaxes your jaw muscles, aligning the jaw joints to bring balance to the jaw muscles and joints when they are closed, in a resting position. That balance extends to the musculo-skeletal systems of the shoulders, neck, head and back, to help provide alignment, stability and comfort to those systems as well. It is important to note that these Orthotic appliances are NOT night guards and are fabricated using complex neuromuscular techniques and modern instruments.