San Francisco area dentist offers bite adjustment treatment options

Bite Adjustment Treatment in San Francisco Area

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.

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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.

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Dr. Nguyen has over 20 years of expertise in the field of dental practice

A graduate from UC San Francisco with a Doctor of Dental Science degree, Dr. Nguyen has over 20 years of expertise in the field of dental practice. She is known for her caring and passionate nature towards her patients whilst having a wealth of knowledge and technical skill.

Dr. Nguyen continues to update herself with newer and tested treatment methods and technology to ensure that she is capable of delivering the best possible service to her clients. Her areas of specialty include root canal therapy, implant dentistry and cosmetic treatment. She is also a prestigious member of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry.