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
At Tonbridge Gentle Dental in Tonbridge, Kent, we offer a comprehensive range of dental services, including the highly beneficial occlusal therapy.
The Occlusal Therapy Procedure
How Does Occlusal Therapy Work?
Occlusal therapy involves a meticulous evaluation of your bite. Your dentist at Tonbridge Gentle Dental will assess the alignment of your teeth and identify any issues, such as malocclusion (misalignment), bruxism (teeth grinding), or temporomandibular joint disorders (TMJ).
Customised Treatment Plans
Once your specific dental issues are identified, a customised treatment plan will be created. This plan may include procedures like orthodontic treatment, dental restorations, or nightguards to correct the bite and alleviate any associated symptoms.
Benefits of Occlusal Therapy
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.
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.
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.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why Choose Tonbridge Gentle Dental for Occlusal Therapy?
At Tonbridge Gentle Dental, our team of experienced dental professionals specialises in occlusal therapy. We have a deep understanding of the complexities of occlusal issues and can provide the most effective treatments. We prioritise patient comfort and satisfaction. Our caring and friendly staff will ensure that your occlusal therapy experience is as stress-free as possible. Our dental practice is equipped with state-of-the-art facilities and technology to deliver the highest standard of care.
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Our Location in Tonbridge
We are conveniently located at 📍Unit 8, Pavilion Shopping Centre, Tonbridge, Kent, TN9 1TE📍 Reaching us is straightforward, whether by car or public transportation.
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