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Tooth Misalignment: Causes Bleeding Gums, Bad breath & Gingivitis

What is occlusion?

Occlusion is the relationship between the upper and lower teeth. Your bite should be matched with your teeth in such a way that no single tooth bears excessive pressure. A misaligned bite, teeth alignment issues or improper occlusion, can lead to several problems, including temporomandibular joint disorder, also known as TMJ or TMD.

What is bite therapy?

Bite therapy would be a collection of procedures or solutions which can be combined to meet the individual patient’s needs. Dr. Adatrow will assess your oral health condition and recommend you occlusal adjustment, periodontal treatment, mouth guards, tooth splinting, or full mouth restoration.

How is bite therapy performed?

Bite therapy includes one or more of the following procedures –
Bite Adjustment (Occlusal Adjustment) –
This includes reshaping the biting surfaces of the teeth to remove unnecessary friction as the teeth come into contact.
Splinting Teeth Together – Teeth may be splinted together with a tooth-colored bonding material. This helps prevent mobile teeth from moving around and aids with the recovery of periodontal therapy.
Braces (Orthodontics) – Braces help in repositioning mal-aligned or drifted teeth.
Replace - Replacing old, worn, or damaged fillings, crowns, etc. can help in correcting the bite.
Smile Makeover - Reconstruction of damaged and worn-out teeth with crowns and bridges may help. This may require dental implants.
Teeth Alignment Specialist, Tennessee

What are the benefits of bite therapy?

• Realigns your upper and lower arches
• Establishes better harmony between teeth
• Reduces temporomandibular joint pain
• Reduces headache, neck and shoulder pain
• Avoids damage to teeth, gums, and underlying bones
• Better chewing efficiency

How do I know when my bite has become destructive?

You will know you have a destructive bite when your teeth start exhibiting wearing, looseness, spacing (the gap between teeth) or moving (called bite collapse), and/or pain in your jaw joint (temporomandibular joint).

What is a destructive bite?

When the relationship of your upper and lower teeth is compromising the health of your teeth then your bite is known to be destructive. Bruxism (grinding of teeth) and jaw clenching are two common forms of bite patterns that can damage your teeth. Grinding your teeth will pull down your enamel and change the shape of your teeth. Teeth alignment, grinding and clenching allows too much pressure to build up by gripping the teeth, which may lead to a fractured or broken tooth.

How does Advanced TMJ and Dental Implant Center help for Teeth Alignment Issues?

If you believe that your crooked teeth merely influence the appearance of your smile, you are mistaken. Misaligned teeth can make it hard to keep your teeth free from tartar and plaque, thus increasing your risk of gum disease. At Advanced Dental Implant and TMJ Center, we do much more than clean your teeth and fix cavities. We also offer advanced dental procedures like gum disease treatment, dental implants, and sedation dentistry. Hence, we address not only your smile but also your oral health. If you're pondering therapy for your uneven teeth, think about how your misalignment will damage your oral health in the long run. Brushing and flossing may be more challenging if your teeth are crooked or crowded. Any restriction to eliminating plaque from your teeth raises your risk of gum disease.
You're in luck, since if you're an adult interested in finding ways to straighten your teeth, there are different treatments to explore that will help with several orthodontic problems.
More individuals are seeking tooth straightening treatments than ever before, whether you had braces earlier in life, have lately noticed a shift in the location of your teeth, or have an overbite that's causing pain.
Metal braces are often used to correct teeth that are crooked, while aligners are used to straighten teeth that are wavy. These types of treatments may be used on both adults and children. Clearly, each solution has benefits and drawbacks. Your orthodontist will help you choose the one that's ideal for you and your specific circumstances.

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