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Understanding the Power of Occlusal Therapy

Maintaining oral health goes beyond treating cavities or gum disease. The way your teeth meet when you bite, known as your occlusion, plays a significant role in your overall dental health. Coniston Dental Practice in West Byfleet, Surrey, offers comprehensive occlusal therapy to restore harmony to your bite and alleviate various dental issues.

What is Occlusal Therapy and why does it matter?

Occlusal therapy, also known as occlusal adjustment or bite equilibration, is a dental procedure aimed at correcting irregularities in how your upper and lower teeth come together during biting or chewing. This therapy focuses on achieving optimal occlusal balance, ensuring that your teeth, muscles, and jaw joints work together seamlessly. A well-balanced occlusion prevents excessive forces on specific teeth, reduces the risk of dental fractures, and minimises muscle strain. Misaligned bites can lead to various issues, including headaches, jaw pain, and worn-down teeth. Occlusal therapy addresses these concerns by identifying and rectifying imbalances.

The Benefits of Occlusal Therapy

  • Relief from jaw pain, headaches, and muscle tension.
  • Prevention of dental problems like fractures and premature wear.
  • Better overall oral health through a harmonious bite.

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Our approach to Occlusal Therapy

The Occlusal Therapy Process

The first step in occlusal therapy involves a comprehensive examination of your bite. Using advanced technology, our dental experts at Coniston Dental Practice will assess the alignment of your teeth and the relationship between your upper and lower jaws. Based on the findings, a personalised treatment plan will be created.

Customised Treatment Plans

No two patients are alike, and neither are their occlusal issues. That’s why occlusal therapy at Coniston Dental Practice is tailored to your unique needs. Your treatment plan may include adjusting the surfaces of specific teeth, reshaping dental restorations, or even orthodontic treatment to achieve the ideal bite.

Signs you might need Occlusal Therapy

Are you experiencing toothache, jaw discomfort, or headaches? These symptoms could indicate issues with your occlusion, the way your teeth fit together when you bite or chew. If you’re noticing changes in how your teeth meet or any of the following symptoms, it might be time to consider occlusal therapy.

  • Toothache and premature tooth wear
  • Jaw joint pain, clicking, or locking
  • Facial muscle tenderness, possibly extending to the neck or shoulders
  • Headaches
  • Difficulty chewing
  • Changes in the way your teeth come together
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Why Choose Coniston Dental Practice for Occlusal Therapy?

At Coniston Dental Practice, we offer expert occlusal therapy backed by a skilled team and advanced facilities. Our personalised approach, commitment to the latest techniques, and holistic care ensure a comfortable and transformative experience for your occlusal therapy needs.

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