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could dental sealants change how you bite?

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
40 years experience Dentistry
Yes...: Sealants can make it feel "different" when you bite down. Give it a week and everything should feel fine. If not, call your dentist.
Answered on Dec 28, 2016
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Dr. John Sheets
33 years experience Dentistry
Sealants: Sealants, if not properly finished could cause an interference in your bite. If they are too large, they may need to be adjusted. A very simple procedure.
Answered on Dec 28, 2016
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Dr. Aaron Cregger
15 years experience Dentistry
They should NOT: If placed properly sealants, fillings, crowns, etc. ANY dental work should leave your bite the way it was BEFORE the procedure was completed. I would have it adjusted if it feels off.
Answered on Dec 28, 2016
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Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
36 years experience Pain Management
Yes, it is possible: Dental sealants are thin plastic coatings, which are applied to the chewing surface to prevent occlusal decay. A change in the way your teeth fit together when you bite may indicate that excessive material was placed on the surface. See your dentist for an easy adjustment.
Answered on Dec 28, 2016
Dr. Louis Gallia
45 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Yes: Yes if not done well. If you note this, see DDS who will reduce thickness of sealant. See DDS for any tooth pain which may be due to dental decay.
Answered on Dec 28, 2016

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