Limited Occlusal Adjustment
Limited Occlusal Adjustment refers to the process of equilibrating, or evening out, the patient's bite so that the teeth and jaws can function with improved harmony. It is usually used to remove an interference which might be causing a tooth to be sore or loose. Sometimes limited occlusal adjustment will help with TMJ Dysfunction symptoms also.
Full occlusal adjustment involves removing interferences all around the mouth so that the teeth come together evenly and fully when the jaw is in its favored position. At this time we do not do full occlusal adjustments; if a patient needs this treatment, we refer to dentists with advanced training in this technique.