26 West Portal Ave., Suite #4, San Francisco, CA 94127 |
Dr. Terri M. Nguyen
Dr. Laura T. Huynh

Dentist near the Parkside, CA neighborhood offers bite adjustment

Parkside, CA neighborhood offers bite adjustment

Visiting a dentist near the Parkside, CA area whom offers bite adjustment can address many problems for patients who do not have proper bite alignment. The bite is the way in which the teeth come together. If they are misaligned, patients may experience several issues such as:

  • Broken and fractured teeth
  • Jaw pain
  • Grinding noises of the jaw
  • Loose or shifting teeth
  • Chronic headaches
  • Mouth pain

How is bite adjustment achieved?

The first step in bite adjustment is a visit to West Portal Family Dentistry. Drs. Terri Nguyen and Laura Huynh can assess the smile during a comprehensive examination. During this time, x-rays may be taken as well as impressions. This allows our dental team to determine which teeth are impacting the alignment of the bite.

The adjustment is done using a dental drill. The problematic teeth are reshaped without anesthetics as it is only the most external enamel layer being treated during this process. If there is other dental work to be done during the visit, anesthetics may be needed.

Most bite adjustments are completed after one visit. However, the dentist may continue to evaluate the smile over time to determine if more adjustments need to be made. The goal is to achieve a balanced bite that provides optimum comfort. Patients typically feel relief from their symptoms almost immediately following their visit.

Interested in bite adjustment?

If you struggle with conditions such as bruxism or temporomandibular joint disorder, you could benefit greatly from bite adjustment. Call West Portal Family Dentistry so Drs. Terri Nguyen and Laura Huynh can assist you with your concerns. Their practice is conveniently located at 26 West Portal Avenue, Suite #4 and can be reached at (415) 661-7779. Make an appointment today for an evaluation and to discuss the possible options available for your smile!


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