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 Occlusal Bite Disease
Charlotte Dentist NC North Carolina

 Occlusal Bite Disease Dentist Charlotte NC North Carolina 


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As I continuously preach to my patients, if we do not treat the cause of dental disease then you are just treating the symptoms and you will never solve the problem. Often times the cause of dental disease is an unbalanced bite or Occluso-Muscle Disorder.

Never do I have a patient present to my office without some sign or symptom of Occluso-Muscle Disorder. Any sign or symptom of Occluso-Muscle Disorder is considered Occlusal Disease. In some patients the symptoms are mild but most of the time the symptoms are moderate to severe. It is surprising that signs and symptoms are so obvious but rarely is it treated in a comprehensive manner which starts with an Occlusal (Bite) Analysis, Mounted Case. As a Charlotte North Carolina dentist solving patient’s problems for over 25 years, I have become more and more convinced of the importance of comprehensive bite balancing therapy.

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Note: Incorrectly designed or inadequately maintained bite guards and store-purchased soft guards will also result in damage to the TMJs (jaw joints), teeth, bone and gums as well. In other words, they can promote and worsen Occluso Muscle Disorder which will result in continued Occlusal Disease. Click on the following link to understand this: 

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Occlusal Bite Disease Includes: 

TMD 

Many of my Charlotte NC area patients and even health care providers including dentists will use the term “TMJ” to describe joint or jaw muscle pain or dysfunction of the jaw joints. TMJ simply means temporomandibular joint. The correct term to use is TMD which stands for Temporomandibular Disorder. TMD is associated with one or both of the following: 

        -  TMJ (jaw joint) damage, dysfunction

       - TMJ and muscle pain



Cracked, fractured and worn teeth

Damaged dental treatment

Tooth pain and hypermobile (loose) teeth 

Need for root canals

Failure of previously completed root canal procedures 

Need for extensive dental treatment and missing teeth

Instability of orthodontic retention