Occlusal disease is caused by a mal-alignment of teeth or incorrect relation between the teeth of upper and lower jaws, which is also called malocclusion. If left untreated, occlusal disease can damage teeth, the supporting bones and gums around teeth, temporomandibular joints, and the jaw muscles used for chewing.
Many people interpret dismiss excessive or abnormally accelerated tooth wear as "natural aging or wearing" of teeth, but your dentist can provide treatment to alleviate the pain and discomfort caused by occlusal disease.
Signs and Symptoms of Occlusal Disease
Tooth cracking or breakage
Loss of bone support
Our goal is to preserve the oral health for you and anticipate the long-term results when restorative treatment is provided. Treating occlusal disease can lead to a long life of optimal oral health and restorative treatment success.