Occlusal Adjustment | Jacksonville, NC
Occlusal Adjustment to Address Symptoms of TMJ
Recognize TMJ Signs and Restore Your Bite
TMJ Signs That Require a Bite Adjustment
A misaligned bite can cause a number of problems with the jaw and trigger ongoing pain in the neck, jaw and upper body. If you notice any TMJ signs, such as a clicking or popping jaw, talk to Dr. Stephen Futrell or Dr. Chad Reese about getting a bite adjustment. An occlusal adjustment may work to restore a misaligned bite and improve overall functioning of the jaw. It is a common treatment option for patients suffering from symptoms of TMJ.
Recognizing symptoms of TMJ or TMD early can help us put together an effective treatment plan. When you have a misaligned bite, there is excessive pressure on one area of the jaw when you bite. Common TMJ symptoms to watch for include:
- Locked jaw issues
- Difficulty opening the jaw fully
- Shoulder or neck pain
Dr. Reese has been great over these couple years. I would definitely recommend him to friends and family. He is gentle and definitely cares about his patients - and it shows!