Symptoms of Misalignment

Interferences can prevent the jaw from fully sliding into it's anatomically correct position which can cause:

  • Headaches
  • Neck Aches
  • Tooth Pain
  • Bruxism or Teeth Grinding - Which can cause loss of tooth structure and receding gums.
  • TMJ

Small Changes Work

How is My Bite Fixed?

Before the procedure begins, the doctor will have you bite on a very thin piece of mylar paper. The mylar paper transfers color to the areas where contact occurs. The doctor will then smooth the area where the marks have been left by removing just enough of the tooth or restoration to eliminate the interference. This process will be done on all areas where the mylar paper left color on the tooth until the teeth meet together in a proper position.

Small Adjustments May Alleviate Problems of the TMJ in Fairfield, CT

Misaligned teeth may be the cause of your headaches. Teeth which do not fit together properly can keep the jaw from closing comfortably, causing stress to the muscles. This misalignment can occur naturally as your teeth grow in or could be the result of injury, wear from tooth grinding, or from ill-fitting dental restorations. Misalignment of the teeth and jaw will result in discomfort over time, possibly spurring temporomandibular joint (TMJ) problems that may be corrected with a simple occlusal adjustment of your teeth to remove the interference. If you are experiencing problems with your TMJ in Fairfield, CT, schedule an appointment with Demartin Dental Associates. Signs of temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD) may include:

• Headaches or neck pain
• Jaw pain and tenderness
• Inability to bite down comfortably
• Teeth do not fit together properly
• Clicking and popping sounds when opening or closing mouth
• Episodes of teeth grinding
• Tooth pain
• Ringing in the ears or difficulty hearing

Occlusal Adjustments Can Prevent Pain in the TMJ in Fairfield, CT

When you visit Demartin Dental Associates for an occlusal adjustment, our experienced doctors will evaluate your teeth and jaw to determine whether your symptoms are related to TMD. You may be asked to bite down on a thin piece of paper. This mylar paper will temporarily mark your teeth with color at the sites of tooth contact. Any interference points may be smoothed out and then polished, eliminating the source of your discomfort. This simple adjustment may be all that is necessary to allow your teeth to close in a comfortable position and alleviate the symptoms of TMD.

The Importance of Occlusal Adjustment to Avoid TMD

When your bite is misaligned, it cannot evenly distribute the force exerted when you bite down and chew. This impact can stress your teeth, creating excessive wear and placing pressure on the gum tissue and bone structure that support your teeth. To determine if you are in need of an occlusal adjustment in Fairfield, CT, contact Demartin Dental Associates today.

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Demartin Dental Associates
69 Sherman Street
Fairfield, CT 06824

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About Us

We have been providing excellent dental care to our patients of all age groups in Fairfield County, Connecticut for almost five decades. Being in the same location for 50 years has made us distinguished in the community. We have built a rewarding relationship with the county and its people. They trust us with their dental care needs and we are committed to their oral health.