Treating Bite Imbalance With TruDenta®

virginia beach trudentaWhen you have bite imbalance, this could strain your jaw joints and place pressure on your smile, leading to a host of uncomfortable symptoms. To ensure you obtain treatment and relief with precision, our team can employ advanced technology. In today’s blog, your Virginia Beach, VA, dentist talks about TruDenta.

The Warning Signs of Trouble

How do you know if you need to see our team for treatment? An imbalanced bite can place pressure on the jaw joints and increase the risk of disorders like TMD and even bruxism (teeth grinding). These in turn offer a host of uncomfortable symptoms, and threats to your oral health. For many, symptoms include jaw and facial aches, headaches and migraines, tinnitus, dizziness, neck and shoulder pain, and a popping or clicking in the jaw. Tooth sensitivity and toothaches could be a problem too. TMD means the jaw joints are strained, causing discomfort, and bruxism means you grind and clench your teeth, which can damage them and leave them vulnerable to tooth decay and infection.

TruDenta® Diagnosis

When you experience the symptoms we discussed above, don’t ignore them. Let us know right away so we can conduct a diagnosis to see if you need treatment. With TruDenta®, we offer a diagnosis with precision and accuracy using advanced technology. With the system’s T-scan technology, we measure various aspects of your smile to see how pressure is being distributed across your smile. This allows us to assess the presence and severity of your disorders, so we can plan treatment with precision. The treatment will involve creating a custom oral appliance to restore balance to your bite once again.

Oral Appliance Therapy

The oral appliance is crafted based on the images and measurements the TruDenta® system took of your bite. The result will look and fit much like a mouthguard, and is worn as you sleep. The advice gently shifts your jaw to ease pressure and improve overall balance. You can avoid the discomfort of TMD, and the barrier between your upper and lower teeth help fight damage from teeth grinding too. You can also ease symptoms during treatment with a warm washcloth to the side of the face, and by avoiding caffeinated products or foods/snacks that are especially hard or chewy.

If you have any questions about how we prepare your smile for treatment with a diagnosis from TruDenta®, or about our custom and comfortable oral appliances, then contact our team today to learn more.

Talk to Your Virginia Beach, VA, Dentist About Treatment

Our team is ready to offer treatment with accuracy and precision using advanced treatment and custom oral appliances. Call Absolute Dental Care in Virginia Beach, VA at 757-428-7440 to schedule an appointment for your family soon!