If your bite feels off- don’t wait! Make an appointment with one of our dentists as soon as possible
Teeth are always in a constant state of movement and wear. The importance of bite correction is an often under-emphasized aspect of oral health. In reality, a poor bite (also called malocclusion) can lead to numerous dental conditions such as:
- Tooth cracks, chips & enamel wear
- Gum (Periodontal) Disease
- Difficulty maintaining proper oral hygiene
- Tooth movement & misalignment
- Tooth pain
Malocclusion can cause medical conditions and symptoms that extend beyond the teeth and gums, including:
- Migraine headaches
- Generalized facial and jaw pain
- Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMD / TMJ)
The good news is that correcting your bite is a simple, fast and painless procedure that can provide numerous benefits. At Bash Dental, we’re methodical about assessing and correcting malocclusion. Vigilant evaluation of your bite is essential for continued oral health.
Additional signs that your bite may need adjustment include:
- Visual evidence of misaligned teeth
- Sensing uneven pressure (high or low areas) when biting down
If your bite feels off— don’t wait! Make an appointment with one of our dentists as soon as possible.
Have other medical professionals been unable to find the cause of your chronic migraines? A poor bite could very well be the cause of your headaches and pain. We’ve helped many patients eliminate their issues— and we’re here for you too. Give Bash Dental a call today to see how we can help to eliminate your pain at its source.
A woman originally came to us after falling and injuring her teeth on a sidewalk. She attributed the fall to the use of painkillers prescribed to control chronic jaw pain and migraine headaches. After addressing the acute issue, we talked about her overall oral health and specifically—how years of migraines could be a symptom of her poor bite (malocclusion). Dr. Bash and the patient agreed to perform a simple bite correction procedure. Since correcting her bite, the patient no longer suffers from pain and headaches. As a result, she no longer requires the use of painkillers.