Occlusal Disease Treatment
Occlusal disease may not be as well known as other dental conditions, which may be why it is one of the hardest to pinpoint.
Occlusal disease, or malocclusion, is the most common dental disorder that Americans face today, and yet so few know what it is and how to prevent it.
When your teeth are misaligned, it can cause serious damage to your entire mouth. As you bite down and chew, the uneven placement of your teeth creates extra pressure, causing your jaw muscles, joints, and teeth to work that much harder. If you clench or grind your teeth, you can suffer from even more damage.
At Bacsa Family Dental and Implant Center, we see occlusal disease every day. In addition to the latest technology, Dr. Bacsa brings over 20 years of experience to our practice for gentle, meticulous care that is especially important when dealing with a hidden disease such as this one.
What are the symptoms of occlusal disease?
These are some signs that you may be suffering from occlusal disease:
- Cracked, chipped or broken teeth
- Worn tooth enamel and surfaces
- Loose or missing teeth
- Receding gums
- Sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures
- Bone loss and deterioration
- Muscle and jaw pain, or other TMJ symptoms
- Popping and clicking sounds when eating or moving your jaw
It can be hard to detect occlusal disease because it shares many of the same symptoms of other dental disorders. If you think you may be suffering from occlusal disease, schedule a consultation with our expert staff for safe, immediate treatment.
What is the treatment for occlusal disease?
Treatment for occlusal disease depends on your current condition. There are various stages of deterioration that can be treated differently, such as a nightguard for more mild cases. More severe cases may benefit from a multi-stage treatment plan that can include tooth reshaping, tooth restoration, and orthodontics to reset and reshape your smile.
Early treatment is key to reducing damages and saving you from the unnecessary pain and expense of more severe treatments.
Schedule your appointment with us today, and get your bite back with Bacsa Family Dental and Implant Center.