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
"Best dentist I've ever had. Staff is great, and Dr Allred is friendly and skilled. I'll never switch to another dentist!"- S.S. / Yelp / Mar 16, 2018
"Dr. Allred is amazing at what he does. I didn't even feel the shots and he banged out 8 cavities in one sitting for me. It was impressive to say the least. Thanks Jeff!"- E.A. / Yelp / Oct 01, 2017
"My new Dentist 100%. I rarely give reviews online. I have to say Dr, Allred and the staff have welcomed me into this office. They are talented and friendly. office is updated with modern machines and tools and other nice high tech tools."- E.G. / Google / Jul 21, 2017
"I've had a lot of experience with dentists and Dr. Allred is the best I've been to. He is gentle, professional and does beautiful work. He also has what seems to me to be the latest in equipment. If you're a little neurotic (or a lot as I am) about dental visits, then this is the place for you. His staff without exception are great. They are very helpful and knowledgable. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Dr. Allred to my family and friends."- B. / Google / Jun 21, 2017
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.