Approximately 80% of the population has some form of “bite problem”. . More commonly people have bite problems that do not produce symptoms but rather adaptations. Many of these adaptations are painless and thus often are happening un-noticed. These adaptations include: loose teeth, recession, bone loss, enlarged muscles, joint problems, premature tooth wear, cracks and fractured teeth.
These “bite problems” can be characterized as “above the nose” or “below the nose” problems. Above the nose problems refer to approx 10% where the issue is brain driven muscle activity that leads to destructive grinding and clenching. The rest are “below the nose” problems and are caused by a misfit between where the jaw joints and muscles want to function and where the teeth fit together.
If you suffer from Bite Problem book an appointment or call Wellington Dental Clinic- Naniamo Dental, Dr.Grewal at (250) 758 1783 and talk to us about how we can help you.