Occlusal Disease & Breathing Related Disorders We can help

What is Occlusal Disease?

Occlusal disease is a destructive process that can result from a bite in which the teeth are not properly aligned. Forces are applied to the teeth every time they meet. When the teeth are properly balanced, teeth & muscles, which work the jaw and the jaw joint, are designed to withstand these forces. But, when bite discrepancies are present this imbalance can cause problems with the teeth, muscles, jaw joint or a combination of all three. This disease process is the #1 most common dental disorder and at the same time the most undiagnosed dental disorder.

If occlusal disease is not treated the problems will slowly get worse over time. Ultimately the teeth wear out prematurely and may be lost. Muscle and jaw problems can continue to cause discomfort. The complexity and cost of treatment increases.