Occlusal Disease

Occlusal disease is caused by a misalignment or incorrect relation between the teeth of the upper and lower dental arches, also called malocclusion. In simpler terms, this means your upper and lower teeth are not properly aligned. Left untreated, occlusal disease can damage your teeth, as well as the supporting bones and gums around your teeth, temporomandibular joints, and the jaw muscles used for chewing.

Another aspect of occlusal disease is excessive wearing of your teeth that leads to discomfort. Many people dismiss this as a natural byproduct of aging. However, you do not have to suffer. Your dentist can provide treatment to alleviate the pain and discomfort caused by occlusal disease.

Signs And Symptoms Of Occlusal Disease

  • Enamel wear
  • Tooth cracking or breakage
  • Tooth sensitivity
  • Gum recession
  • Loss of bone support
  • Muscle pain
  • TMJ symptoms

At Elite Dental Care in Naples, we strive to help you not only preserve your oral health but also anticipate the long-term results of treatments. If you have occlusal disease, your dentist can advise you on the optimal treatment plan to preserve your teeth so that you can have your best oral health long into the future.