Occlusal disease occurs when there is an incorrect relation or misalignment between the teeth of your upper and lower dental arches. This is known as a malocclusion, or a bad bite, and impacts your ability to perform normal oral functions such as chewing and speaking. If left untreated, it will eventually cause damage to your teeth and supporting oral structures. Common signs of occlusal disease include:
During your initial consultation, our dentists will thoroughly examine your mouth and jaw to determine if you have occlusal disease. If diagnosed, we will work with you to create a treatment plan that can restore your oral health. We will discuss all your options with you prior to providing any treatment. Ultimately, our goal is to find the type of treatment that will provide you with the greatest long-term benefit, alleviate pain and discomfort, and improve the health and function of your teeth, supporting bones, gums and the muscles of your mouth.
For more information about occlusal disease treatment and to schedule an appointment with our dentists, contact our office today.