Due to loose, shifting teeth, or teeth that bite too hard, occlusal adjustment or bite adjustment may be necessary. For teeth to be healthy, they need an even biting force to reduce trauma to the teeth and excess force to the jaw joints.
By alleviating areas where you may be biting too hard, rebalancing of your bite and reversal of trauma can be achieved. This procedure is virtually painless and involves placing a blue strip between the teeth to determine where the most biting force is located and these areas are relieved with a fine finishing bur in small, unnoticeable, increments.
Many times in conjunction with this procedure, your dentist will make a night guard to help prevent grinding and clenching while you are sleeping. Sometimes splinting of the teeth is necessary to stabilize the force of your bite along more teeth.
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With 6 locations to conveniently choose from in Leawood, Olathe, Kansas City, Country Club Plaza, Lee's Summit, St. Joseph, and to best serve your periodontal needs.
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Dr. Daniel Thomas earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City, School of Dentistry in 1990. He then entered UMKC’s Advanced Education Program in Periodontics, graduating in 1992 and earning a Master of Science degree in Oral Biology and Certificates in Periodontics, Implant Dentistry and Intravenous Conscious Sedation. He has been practicing Periodontics and Implant Dentistry in Leawood, KS, since 1994 and in Kansas City, MO, since 2007. Read more...
Dr. Sara Linstadt completed her undergraduate education at the University of California, San Diego before earning her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry in San Francisco, CA. She practiced general dentistry for a number of years before entering UMKC’s Advanced Education Program in Periodontics, where she obtained both a Certificate in Periodontics and a Master of Science degree in Oral and Craniofacial Sciences. Read more...
Dr. Melissa Combs is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry, where she attended the advanced BA/DDS program, completing both the Bachelor of Arts and the Doctor of Dental Surgery degrees in six years. Dr. Combs went on to continue her education with advanced training at the UMKC Department of Periodontics. Dr. Combs is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology and has completed the highest level of recognition by the specialty. Read more...
Dr. Jonathan Thomas is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry, where he attended the advanced BA/DDS program, completing both the Bachelor of Arts and the Doctor of Dental Surgery degrees in six years. Dr. Thomas went on to continue his education with advanced training at the UMKC’s Department of Periodontics. Upon completion of his residency, Dr. Thomas earned certificates in periodontology and implant dentistry. Read more...
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"Before I had my surgery my jaw seemed misaligned and my top teeth would bite down on my tongue that was sticking out of the side of my mouth. The surgery has corrected the problem and I am so grateful for Dr. Thomas delivering a beautiful smile. He can correct any problem, don’t hesitate call immediately."
Our board certified periodontists and implant surgeons combine the latest in cutting-edge technology along with time-tested techniques in order to ensure that you’ll always get the safest and most effective treatment possible.
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