Few people have perfect ideal occlusion. However, if the deviation from the ideal occlusion is big, it is found embarrassing or the matter concerns symptomatic malocclusion, it is a good idea to have occlusion fixed.
In malocclusion, muscles often have to endure prolonged stress. This results in fatigue in tissue and it can be susceptible to damage. Continuous headache is a typical symptoms associated with masticatory system disorders. Stiffness in the neck and shoulder region is also involved. Also other vague pains and sensations of numbness can occur in the facial region. Sensitivity and fatigue of the occlusion organs are also common symptoms. Feeling a lump in the neck and ear symptoms, such as pain, ringing in the ears and blocked ears are also possible symptoms.
Malocclusion can cause changes in teeth, periodontal tissue and the temporomandibular joint. Wearing of teeth can be a sign of bruxism, or grinding of the teeth, often at night. Temporomandibular joint symptoms, such as sensitivity, clicking, scratching sensation and pain are the most common symptoms associated with occlusion disorders. In addition, problems opening the mouth and stiffness of the jaw can also indicate a masticatory system disorder. If the gaps between teeth have become narrow due to incorrect occlusion, it is difficult to keep them clean, increasing the susceptibility to gum diseases and dental cavities.
The functioning of the masticatory system is examined at an appointment. The examination reviews any need for follow-up care and examination. Sometimes the symptoms disappear by themselves, but treatment is often necessary. If signs of malocclusion are found, a more extensive survey of the situation is conducted. There are several dentists specialising in occlusion at Oral.
The most common treatment method for malocclusion is an occlusal splint. When the occlusion is changed permanently, the treatments are honing of the teeth, orthodontics and prosthodontics. If necessary, muscle relaxants are included in the treatment in the acute phase. Occlusal muscle exercises and physical therapy also often alleviate the symptoms.
When you suspect malocclusion or have symptoms, such as pains in the facial region.
Occlusion can be discussed at a dental examination, for example, our you can make an appointment directly for a specialised dentist specialising in occlusion.