San Francisco area dentist offers bite adjustment treatment options
Drs. Terry Nguyen and Laura Huynh work with patients with a wide range of dental concerns. When conditions such as bruxism impact the appearance, function, and health of the smile, it might be a good time to consider the advantages of a bite adjustment. San Francisco, CA area patients who could benefit from a bite adjustment may think their only treatment option is that of orthodontic work. Fortunately, there are less invasive, faster ways to address poor bite alignment.
How do I know if I need a bite adjustment?
There are many situations in which patients may be experiencing pain or discomfort that might indicate the need for bite adjustment treatment. Some common symptoms that patients experience may include:
- Headaches and migraines
- Clenching and grinding
- Mouth and jaw pain
- Gum recession
- Loose or shifting teeth
- Fractures/breakage of natural teeth or restorations
- Reduced mobility of the jaw
What can I expect from the bite adjustment process?
Drs. Terri Nguyen and Laura Huynh encourage patients to first start with an initial consultation appointment with our team. This appointment offers us to evaluate the smile to determine if bite adjustment treatment is needed. If so, we then start working with patients to help them determine the best course of action. In many instances, patients will find that the bite adjustment procedure is fast, simple, and affordable for them. Our team examines how the teeth line up and meet together when you bite and chew, and then make changes to better align the bite. If patients are still a good candidate for orthodontic care, we may make that recommendation and provide a referral to an orthodontist for further options.
Request time with our team of professionals today.
At West Portal Family Dentistry, our dentists are here to assist patients with solutions to help them improve the functionality of their smile. If you are considering bite adjustment treatment options that do not require extensive orthodontic work, now is a good time to speak to our dentists, Drs. Terri Nguyen and Laura Huynh call us at (415) 604-9292. We are committed to providing quality work and are conveniently located at 26 West Portal Avenue, Suite #4.