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Occlusal Therapy in Tonbridge, Kent

Your Path to a Healthy Bite

Occlusion refers to the alignment and contact between the upper and lower teeth when the mouth is closed or during various jaw movements like chewing and speaking. A harmonious occlusion, often referred to as a “good bite,” ensures that the teeth meet evenly and function together seamlessly. This means that the upper and lower teeth come into contact with each other in a way that distributes the forces of biting and chewing evenly across the entire dental arch. When there are discrepancies with the bite, this can cause problems such as:

  • Toothache and premature tooth wear
  • Pain, clicking or locking of the jaw joint
  • Tenderness of the facial muscles which sometimes extends to the neck or shoulders
  • Headaches

At Tonbridge Gentle Dental in Tonbridge, Kent, we offer a comprehensive range of dental services, including the highly beneficial occlusal therapy.

Occlusal Therapy in Tonbridge, Kent - Many Benefits

The Occlusal Therapy Procedure

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Benefits of Occlusal Therapy

1

Alleviating Dental Pain and Discomfort

Occlusal therapy can significantly reduce or eliminate dental pain and discomfort associated with a misaligned bite. It can alleviate jaw pain, headaches, and the effects of teeth grinding.
2

Preventing Further Dental Problems

By addressing the root causes of dental issues related to your bite, occlusal therapy can prevent further damage and maintain your overall oral health.
3

Enhancing Your Quality of Life

A well-aligned bite can enhance your quality of life by allowing you to eat, speak, and smile without pain or discomfort.

Why Choose Tonbridge Gentle Dental for Occlusal Therapy?

  • Experienced Professionals: Our team at Tonbridge Gentle Dental specialises in occlusal therapy, boasting extensive experience and expertise in addressing occlusal issues.
  • Comprehensive Understanding: With a deep understanding of the complexities of occlusal problems, we offer effective treatments tailored to your specific needs.
  • Patient-Centric Care: Your comfort and satisfaction are our top priorities. Our caring and friendly staff strive to ensure that your occlusal therapy experience is stress-free and positive.
  • State-of-the-Art Facilities: Equipped with advanced facilities and technology, our dental practice delivers the highest standard of care for your occlusal therapy needs.
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Frequently Asked Questions

The cost of occlusal therapy can vary depending on the complexity of your dental issues and the specific treatment plan required. We recommend scheduling a consultation with us for a personalised assessment and cost estimate.
Occlusal therapy is generally not painful. In fact, it is often performed to alleviate dental pain and discomfort caused by a misaligned bite. Your comfort is our priority, and we use techniques to minimize any potential discomfort during the procedure.
Yes, occlusal therapy can be an effective solution for addressing teeth grinding (bruxism). By correcting the alignment of your bite, it can reduce the impact of bruxism and protect your teeth from further damage.
Occlusal therapy can be suitable for children and adolescents who experience bite-related issues. However, it is essential to consult with our dentists to determine the most appropriate treatment plan for young patients.
The effects of sedation vary depending on the type used, but they typically wear off shortly after the procedure. Patients will need someone to accompany them home after treatment.
Our dentist will evaluate your bite, identify issues, and may recommend treatments like dental adjustments, orthodontics, or mouthguards.
Risks are minimal and usually related to specific treatments. Your dentist will discuss these with you.
It can enhance facial aesthetics by correcting bite issues that affect the alignment of teeth and jaw.
Our dentist may recommend dietary adjustments temporarily, depending on your treatment plan.
Yes, it can prevent issues like tooth decay, gum disease, and excessive wear on teeth by addressing the root causes of bite problems.