Occlusal adjustment is an assessment of the “BITE”.
A balanced bite, which is where the teeth meet evenly during chewing is important for several reasons, but is crucial when periodontal inflammation is being treated.
If there are too many forces on a tooth that is affected with periodontal disease it can accelerate bone loss.
Dr. Abufaris will inspect the way your upper and lower teeth come together to make sure that the forces of chewing are evenly distributed.
If you are chewing on some teeth harder than others, he may gently reshape the biting surfaces of these teeth until they meet evenly.