We are excited to announce the re-opening of Periodontic Associates for Port Huron for all provided services on Monday, May 18. The most advanced COVID-19 precautions will be followed for each and every patient. Call between the hours of 8am to 4pm Monday thru Thursday to schedule your consultation or appointment.

We are excited to announce the re-opening of Periodontic Associates for Port Huron for all provided services on Monday, May 18. The most advanced COVID-19 precautions will be followed for each and every patient. Call between the hours of 8am to 4pm Monday thru Thursday to schedule your appointment.

Occlusal Analysis and Adjustment

Occlusion is a term that refers to how your teeth contact one another. This encompasses the upper and lower teeth and can be applied to the ways in which your teeth contact each other while resting or while chewing.

Occlusal Analysis
& Adjustment

Occlusion is a term that refers to how your teeth contact one another. This encompasses the upper and lower teeth and can be applied to the ways in which your teeth contact each other while resting or while chewing.

Occlusal Analysis and Adjustment in Port Huron, MI

Occlusion is a term that refers to how your teeth contact one another. This encompasses the upper and lower teeth and can be applied to the ways in which your teeth contact each other while resting or while chewing. If your teeth contact each other at the same time when you close your mouth, that is an ideal occlusion. If your teeth do not contact each other at the same time, a patient is said to have a malocclusion. Malocclusion can occur naturally or due to poor oral hygiene habits or trauma. Regardless of the reason, malocclusion can cause a range of issues to develop if left untreated, including the following:

  • Bruxism
  • Chipped or cracked teeth
  • TMJ (temporomandibular joint) issues
  • Tooth loss
  • Frequent headaches or migraines
  • Gum or bone recession
  • Neck aches
  • Damaged nerves or muscle
  • Damaged dental restorations
  • Sensitivity to cold or hot temperatures
  • Joint or muscle spasms in neck, jaw, or face
  • Increased risk of developing periodontal disease

To prevent these type of issues from developing, it may be necessary to schedule an appointment for an occlusal analysis and adjustment. At Periodontic Associates of Port Huron, we are committed to helping you achieve and maintain a healthy, beautiful smile. In addition to offering occlusal analysis and adjustment, our office provides a range of services, ranging from regular periodontal maintenance, laser dentistry protocols, bone grafting procedures, dental implants, and more. Whatever your needs may be, our team is on hand to create a treatment plan designed to improve your oral health. To learn more about occlusal analysis and adjustment, please read below. To schedule an appointment for an occlusal analysis and adjustment or any other procedure, new patients can contact us at (810) 412-1044 and current patients can contact us at (810) 987-1400.

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Periodontal & Dental Implant Specialists

Become a patient of our practice and you will be treated to an unparalleled dental experience. We pride ourselves on going the extra mile to take care of our patients and consistently provide the high level of service you deserve.

What to Expect During the Occlusal Analysis and Adjustment Process

As part of the occlusal analysis process, we will also conduct a thorough examination of your teeth, gums, plaque and bone structure and review your medical and oral health history. It may also be necessary to take an X-Ray or other diagnostic exam to identify underlying issues and determine whether occlusal adjustment is necessary. If it is determined that occlusal adjustment is the best treatment option for you, the procedure will typically include the following steps:

  • A local anesthetic and/or dental sedation may be administered to reduce pain, discomfort, and/or anxiety during the procedure.
  • The next step will vary depending upon the nature of your malocclusion. In most cases, malocclusion can be corrected by removing small amounts of the tooth structure until the proper bite is achieved.
  • Patients whose malocclusion is due to additional underlying issues may have a range of procedures performed in addition to or independent of this incremental removal, such as dental crowns lengthening, crown restoration, and/or root canal therapy. Orthodontic treatment is also commonly used as part of the occlusal adjustment process.

How Much Does Occlusal Analysis and Adjustment Cost?

At Periodontic Associates of Port Huron, we are committed to making sure you understand what the cost of treatment will be and will do everything we can to help you maximize your dental health benefits and explore third-party financing plans if necessary. One of our business coordinators will be happy to conduct a complimentary benefits analysis for you when you are in the office.

If you do not have insurance and are concerned about the cost of periodontal care, you are not alone. We understand that cost of periodontal treatment is one of the biggest concerns our patients have and are committed to ensuring our patients receive the care they deserve, and that cost of treatment does not prevent this from happening. To learn more about all the financial options we offer, contact our office today.

For your convenience, we accept cash, check, credit cards, and financing.

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Professionals

Our goal is to help you achieve and maintain a beautiful and healthy smile for life. Let our experienced team create a treatment plan that will improve your oral health and enhance your quality of life.

Occlusal Analysis and Adjustment and TMJ Treatment

One of the most common reasons patients seek an occlusal analysis and adjustment is to treat TMJ-related issues. Although an occlusal adjustment may significantly improve TMJ symptoms, it is often performed in conjunction with additional methods of treatment. Surgical treatment for TMJ is avoided if possible, but for patients who do not have success with non-surgical treatments or whose TMJ is not corrected by an occlusal adjustment may consider the following surgical treatments:

  • Arthrocentesis: Removes inflammatory byproducts and debris by Irrigating fluids through the joint.
  • BOTOX/Corticosteroid Injections: Although not successful for everyone, some patients experience rapid relief following an injection of BOTOX or a corticosteroid into the joint, though the pain relief tends to be for a limited time, which means additional shots are necessary.
  • Modified condylotomy: Joint space is increased to relieve TMJ pain.
  • TMJ arthroscopy: A close view of the jaw joint is taken using a video lens and monitor to determine the underlying cause of TMJ symptoms. Following this, inflamed tissue is removed, the area is rinsed, and the jaw joint is realigned.
  • Open-joint surgery: Typically avoided if possible, open-joint surgery can be an incredibly effective treatment option for correcting TMJ, however it is the most invasive approach and has increased risks compared to other methods. If you are considering open-joint surgery, make sure that you are aware of and comfortable with these risks before scheduling the procedure.

Beautiful Smiles
Last a Lifetime

Our goal is to help you achieve and maintain a beautiful and healthy smile for life. Whether this can be achieved with dental implants, bone grafting procedures, laser dentistry protocols, or other periodontal services, we will work to ensure you can maintain that beautiful smile for years to come.

Personalized Care and High Quality Services

At Periodontic Associates of Port Huron, you can be confident that you will have an unparalleled dental experience. Our team of experienced and dedicated professionals are committed to providing the highest level of periodontal support and taking time to get to know our patients. We believe that developing this level of trust and open communication is an essential component to understanding your unique needs and providing you with optimal care.

If you have additional questions about occlusal analysis and adjustment or would like to schedule an appointment, new patients can contact us at (810) 412-1044 and current patients can contact us at (810) 987-1400.

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