The way in which teeth meet together is called occlusion or bite. When there are discrepancies with the bite this can cause problems such as:
- Toothache and premature tooth wear
- Pain, clicking or locking of the jaw joint
- Tenderness of the facial muscles which sometimes extends to the neck or shoulders
With occlusal therapies such as occlusal adjustments and splint therapy we can reduce these symptoms and usually resolve the problem.
This animation demostrates the effects of
occlusion and the use of an occusal splint.