Do you avoid hard foods because your jaw gets sore after eating them? Or do you find yourself being distracted by a relentless throb or ache in jaw joints through out the day?
This phenomenon combined with headaches and seemingly unexplainable cuts on the side of your tongue can all point towards having a misaligned bite in St. John's.
Other key symptoms include:
When your teeth don't fit well on top of each other, even if it's just the most subtle imbalance, it can cause a series of dental health issues that impact your every day life and ability to properly care for your oral health.
Without hurting yourself or exerting too much pressure on your jaw and teeth, bite down as naturally as you can. Place your teeth together and go through the following check-list:
A key purpose of this self-test is to eliminate other dental health complications, such as cavities and cracked teeth. However, please note that it doesn't fully rule out these conditions.
If you answered yes to one or all of these, we highly recommended seeing a misaligned bite specialist in St. Johns, if you're located in Newfoundland.
At LOL Dental, our team is here to help get to the bottom of your pain and intervene before your misaligned bite triggers more serious issues such as:
Put yourself and your health first by taking action today. We'll be here to support you every step of the way!
Malocclusion (a "bad" bite) is when your top and bottom teeth don’t meet up properly.
We often see patients who don’t have enough room in their mouth for all their teeth. This leads to crowding or overlapping. Another common condition is protruding upper front teeth. Patients with occlusal problems are referred to an orthodontist.
Orthodontics is a specialized field of dentistry that focuses on correcting tooth alignment problems. Orthodontic appliances apply force to gradually shift teeth to the right position.
Some habits, like thumb sucking or tongue thrust, can cause malocclusion of the teeth. These habits must be broken in order for an orthodontic correction to last.
We offer treatment for a misaligned "bad" bite at all our locations: