Occlusal Disease is when your teeth are worn down at an accelerated rate accompanied by tooth and jaw pain. Many people attribute this wear to natural aging; however, it can cause many issues if not treated properly.
Signs of Occlusal Disease
Tooth cracking or breakage
Loss of bone support
Issues with Occlusal Disease
After the teeth have been worn down to a certain point, you can experience difficulties in everyday tasks. Your speech will be affected, it is harder to chew and digest your food, and your teeth become overly sensitive to everything.
Treatment for Wearing Teeth
We recommend an occlusal mouthguard for you to wear to reduce the wear. It is best to catch this disease early to avoid pain, high costs or repairs, infection, and total tooth loss.
If you notice you have worn down teeth, it is best to schedule an appointment right away so we can reduce the chances of further wear.
Our goal is to preserve the oral health of our patients, as well as to 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.