Bite Analysis (Jaw Alignment Assessment) – San Diego, CA

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Overview

Having teeth that don't fit together correctly could be damaging to your gums and teeth and also lead to discomfort in your jawbone. During a dental exam, an analysis of your bite can be performed to diagnose a poor bite or a dental malocclusion. To complete a bite evaluation, general dentist Dr. Nick Dovey employs innovative technologies at his practice in San Diego, CA to check the potency of your teeth and determine the amount of pressure exerted by every tooth. A bite analysis could identify whether you have an underbite, crossbite, or overbite. During this diagnostic, we also will assess your teeth, muscles, and jaw as a whole to detect any underlying problems that could be brought on by a poor bite. If not handled correctly, a poor bite often can lead to future issues, which may be debilitating or painful. Because of this, it's always necessary to get a diagnosis if you notice that you have a painful or uncomfortable bite. To learn more about bite analysis, contact our office, Finest City Dental.

Best Candidates

You could have numerous reasons to ask for a bite diagnosis and decide whether a disorder is present. Several of the most frequent symptoms include chipped, crooked, broken, or cracked teeth, pain when you chew, chronic jaw aches or headaches, inflamed or rigid jawbone, or even receding gums. Sometimes, a misaligned bite can result in teeth grinding, also called bruxism, which may cause additional pain along with a reduction of dental enamel.

What to Expect

The bite analysis procedure is commonly composed of electronic imaging, a 3D oral scan, a bite study, and a physical exam conducted by Dr. Dovey. Once the problems with your bite are recognized, there are a couple of possible treatment methods based on the seriousness of your specific situation. In more moderate instances, a nighttime dental guard is generally advocated, although some serious problems may require operative therapy.

Follow-Up

In the event you experience a second illness or problems with your alignment, it's essential that you continue to attend your regular dental exams. This will allow Dr. Dovey to determine if any additional modifications are necessary, even after therapy. It's also advised that you maintain a suitable home dental hygiene regimen, which includes regular flossing, brushing, and the use of mouthwash.

Insurance Coverage

Your cost for a bite evaluation depends upon the kind of imaging that's used. Before your bite analysis, our financial staff will get in touch with your insurance provider to ascertain what could be insured and if there will be any extra expenses. Finest City Dental accepts many payment options, and we will be able to help you to find low-interest medical financing so that your therapy is affordable.

Bite Analysis

When you're experiencing any abnormalities with your bite or feel pain when you eat or speak, you might want to be given a bite evaluation. Dr. Dovey can diagnose what's causing the problem and take care of it before you experience any further difficulties. Utilizing state-of-the-art technologies, Finest City Dental will collect all of the information required to provide you with a diagnosis and customized plan to renew your bite and dental wellness.

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