About a Bite Analysis
If your teeth are not fitting together properly, oral issues may occur including damage to your teeth and gum, as well as pain in the jaw joint. Dr. Jeffrey Allred performs a bite analysis when a patient is experiencing a bad bite or if they have an occlusion disorder. Using state-of-the-art technology, Dr. Allred can measure the stability and the level of force exerted by each tooth. He can also evaluate how all parts of the mouth and jaw are working together and what further issues may be causing an incorrect or painful bite. Our goal at Allred Dental in San Marcos, CA is to both diagnose the problem and provide sufficient treatment options to prevent future issues from occurring.
"I had such a wonderful experience at Allred dental. Dr. Allred and his staff are super friendly and attentive they made me feel totally relaxed which is pretty rare for being at a dentist office. I was actually a little nervous going in for my procedure because I was scared it was going to be painful. In the contrary I felt no pain and they were finished before I knew it. It was great!! I would highly recommend Allred dental to anyone needing dental services."- C.C. / Google / Aug 21, 2017
"From the time the receptionist answered the phone to the time I walked out the door, I was treated very professionally from the entire staff at Allred Dental. You can expect a friendly voice from Ellen when you call to make your appointment and when you walk in the door. After a very thorough photo session of my teeth, the dental assistant walked me through a tour of my mouth asking me a lot of questions and telling me what was going on with my teeth. When Dr Allred came in, a thorough recap in her findings was presented to him and me. From there he checked himself, agreed with everything she said and had a couple additional points. Then on to my cleaning which was a breeze. They really take care to insure your comfort. Great dental experience."- A.N. / Yelp / Aug 07, 2018
"Dr. Allred and his team are very friendly, honest, and skilled at what they do. They are also clearly up to date with the latest technology. I would highly recommend them!"- K.M. / Facebook / Jul 25, 2018
"Samantha was a delight to talk to and I love this office, clean and everyone is so friendly! It was easy to get in and be seen, will be going again for sure even if it's a bit of a drive! Worth it! Thank you Samantha for putting my mind at ease before I even walked through the door!"- M.P. / Facebook / Jul 25, 2018
"Dr Allred is an outstanding, detail oriented, talented and super kind dentist and person. He is up to date on the latest and greatest, and his staff is super friendly and knowledgeable. Just awesome!!"- D.S. / Google / Jul 20, 2018
What to Expect
Our team will do their best to provide you with an in-depth analysis of your bite using the modern technology at Allred Dental. We use TekScan occlusal analysis to evaluate the force and pressure of your bite, as well as its alignment. You may also expect to have diagnostic digital x-rays and imaging, a 3D scan, a bite study, and a physical examination of your jaw and mouth at your bite analysis appointment. After the analysis, Dr. Allred may suggest treatment options to correct the misaligned bite. One common treatment is BOTOX® that can help to relax the muscles in the jaw to prevent teeth grinding and jaw clenching. A custom night guard may also be recommended to protect the teeth and jaws.
You may seek a bite analysis to see what type of dysfunction or disorder of the jaw exists. Here are some of the most common signs:
- Worn, cracked, broken teeth
- Uneven, crooked teeth
- Painful chewing
- Tightness and soreness in the jawline
- Inappropriately loose teeth
- Stiff or inflamed muscles in the jaw
- Receding gumlines
- Clenching and grinding teeth when asleep or stressed out (bruxism)
- Clicking or popping in the jaw while chewing, talking, or yawning
The cost of your bite analysis will be dependent on what type of imaging is required. During your private consultation with Dr. Allred, the fee schedule will be discussed for each screening and imaging that needs to be performed. If you have insurance coverage, some of the analysis maybe be covered in part or whole. Our patient coordinator will be happy to discuss this with you at your appointment.
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Less Pain, More Smiles
At Allred Dental, we can analyze and diagnose occlusal abnormalities, jaw disorders, dental issues, and overbites/underbites with our bite analysis. Many of these dental problems cause our patients pain, and we want to help each one find the answers to give proper treatment. Using state-of-the-art equipment in our office, we will gather all the information needed to give you a diagnosis. Contact Allred Dental today to set up an appointment for a bite analysis, and begin your journey toward healing so you can look forward to lots of smiles.