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Occlusion

OCCLUSION

Ensuring a balanced bite in Bearsted, Kent

Dental occlusion is another name for the way your upper and lower teeth meet when your jaws bite together. Your dental occlusion can, if imbalanced or interrupted, cause heavy wear on your teeth, exacerbate gum problems, and wreak havoc on the joints and muscles connecting your lower jaw to your skull.

If you are experiencing clicking or grinding pain in your jaw joints, ringing or buzzing in your ears, or difficult in opening or closing your mouth, this could all be because of incorrect occlusion. Luckily, our very own dentist Simon Courtney has a special interest in dental occlusion and will help address your issues.

  • We can treat bruxism and the involuntary grinding of teeth
  • We can treat para function in the mouth, jaw, and tongue
  • Occlusal splint therapy alleviates jaw clenching and headaches
  • Simon Courtney is a member of the British Society of Occlusal Studies
  • Occlusion analysis can help identify your issue and how best to treat it

If you find your bite is unbalanced, you could risk health issues with your gums, teeth, jaw joints, and the surrounding muscles. Up to as many as 1 in 4 people suffer from symptoms of incorrect dental occlusion, but treatment is accessible and straight-forward with Roseacre Dental Practice.

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The staff are friendly and welcoming and the whole team are fantastic

“My family have been patients since day one which is over 15 years. Between 3 generations we have different dentists and hygienists at the practice but the same care is given throughout. My problem with sensitive teeth was sorted within one visit which is fantastic. The staff are friendly and welcoming and the whole team are fantastic with children.”

-Sally Wilson

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DENTAL OCCLUSION TREATMENT WITH ROSEACRE DENTAL PRACTICE

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ALIGNING YOUR BITE IN KENT

If you are experiencing symptoms like clenching your jaw, grinding your teeth at night, facial pain, headaches, or clicking when biting or chewing, then you may be experiencing temporo-mandibular joint syndrome. TMJ syndrome can cause further damage to your teeth and just feel generally uncomfortable and unpleasant, but luckily our specialist can help alleviate your issues.

Our own Simon Courtney specialises in occlusal analysis, treating bruxism and para function, focussing on your jaw and bite issues. He can help alleviate the grinding of teeth, jaw joint pain, headaches, and prevent any further damage.

GOLD STANDARD OF CARE

If you are experiencing the symptoms of misaligned dental occlusion, then our expert team can help. We can help you restore function and comfort to your jaw, tackle the root of your shoulder and back pain, and relieve the grinding of your teeth so you can resume daily free reinvigorated and pain-free.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

About Dental Occlusion in Kent

  1. Can misaligned dental occlusion affect my body?

    A ‘bad bite’ doesn’t just affect your teeth, it can also take its toll on the rest of your body. It can be common to experience neck, shoulder, or back pain from the tension caused by your dental occlusion. The clenching of your jaw muscles doesn’t just affect the joint there, either, but it can also lead to headaches and migraines. You may find that after having treatment, you feel a wonderful domino effect in areas you didn’t realise were linked.

  2. What is occlusal splint therapy?

    Occlusal splint therapy allows us an insight into your bite. It involves the patient temporarily wearing plastic appliances that fit onto the teeth, helping to correct how the bite fits together.

  3. What is occlusal splint therapy used for?

    Occlusal splint therapy can be used to protect the teeth from damage caused by the excessive forces created when we clench or grind our teeth. Occlusal splints can be used to alleviate pain in the tempera-mandibular joint (TMJ) and relive pain in the muscles of the face, head, neck, and shoulders.

  4. What are the symptoms of misaligned dental occlusion?

    Your bite can have an effect on many different parts of your body. Including wear and tear on your teeth, you could experience migraines and headaches from the pressure exerted. This pressure also affects your jaw joint, resulting in pain and clicking when chewing. This can also build up in muscles like the neck, shoulders, and back.

  5. Can you help me stop grinding my teeth?

    Occlusal splint therapy can help address a number of habits, such as grinding your teeth and clenching them at night. We can help you break these habits and bring comfort back to your jaw.