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my general dentist examined my bite and asked that i see a periodontist about my bite. why do you think he made the suggestion regarding the occlusion?

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Dr. Gregory LaMorte
Periodontics 42 years experience
Specific concern: It is possible that the perio has specific expertise that your dentist wants for you. Go see her.
Dr. John Vravick
Periodontics 32 years experience
Occlusion: Advanced periodontal problems are usually assoiciated with occlusal problems. The proper distribution of force is important for good long term periodontal health. Periodontists are good at evaluating occlusal problems.

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