Over time your bite can change and adjust. However, these changes can cause alignment disorders to develop in certain patients. If you suffer from a sore jaw or jaw pain, it may be caused by a bite disorder, such as bruxism, TMJ or other neuromuscular issues. These disorders are common in many adults and even some children. Seek professional treatment from our dentist and see how Dr. Melissa S. Chun can treat your symptoms.
If you suffer from any of the following problems, come see our dentist for full-mouth rehabilitation in Redlands, California.
- Persistent, chronic pain in the jaws or around the jaw joint
- Wear and tear on the enamel or uneven wearing down of dental tissue
- Cracks, fractures or chips in the enamel
- Chronic headaches or severe migraines
- A lopsided bite
At Exceptional Dentistry, we provide a variety of ways to help improve your bite. Depending on the patient, our dentist may recommend a dental appliance or occlusal adjustment. A dental appliance can be worn throughout the night, to prevent teeth grinding (bruxism) and jaw strain. An occlusal adjustment involves changing the shape of a tooth with a porcelain unit. These small, individual adjustments can change a patient’s overall bite to create a healthier bite. If you have questions about rehabilitation and how it can help you, call 909-886-0688 for a consultation.