Did you know that you could have a toothache even if you do not have any decay in that tooth? Yes, it may be the result of a heavy grinding pattern and bite interference.
In order to get your teeth to fit together properly, a dentist will make an occlusal adjustment by reshaping the chewing surfaces of the teeth. This procedure requires some selective reshaping of the teeth so they fit properly together. This very simple procedure will often take care of the problem. As well as following through with wearing a bite splint to keep the corrections in place. A bite splint is made of clear plastic and is fitted to your mouth. Its purpose is to give you a surface to grind on and can also help relax the jaw muscles.
If you are interested in finding out more about your dental health, contact Westerville Dental Associates through our website or call us directly at 614.882.1135. Westerville Dental Associates remains committed to being the very best at providing patients with optimal care, while making them feel right at home.