Dr. Erin Pickwick provides treatment for occlusal disease in Grayson, Georgia, to improve the health and function of your teeth and the supporting bones, gums and muscles used when eating and speaking. As occlusal disease can cause great discomfort, we encourage you to contact Heritage Family Dentistry at 678-226-4466 to find out more and schedule a consultation. Our experienced dentist will be able to determine if you need treatment for occlusal disease and, if so, which type of treatment will provide you with the best results.

Occlusal disease is typically caused by misalignment or an incorrect relation between the teeth of your upper and lower dental arches. These malocclusions, or bad bites, affect your ability to chew normally and may cause damage to your teeth and supporting oral structures if left untreated.

Common signs of occlusal disease include:

  • Enamel wear
  • Cracking or breaking of the teeth
  • Increased tooth sensitivity
  • Gum recession
  • Loss of supporting bone tissue
  • Muscle pain
  • TMJ symptoms, such as pain when chewing or speaking; a locked jaw; and cracking or popping sounds

Our goal is to help you improve and maintain excellent oral and overall health long-term, and when you visit our office our dentist and team will carefully examine your entire mouth to determine whether you have occlusal disease. We will discuss your treatment options with you in order to find the type of treatment that will provide you with the greatest long-term benefit and which will alleviate the pain and discomfort caused by your occlusal disease.

We invite you to call our office today to find out more about occlusal disease treatment and schedule your appointment with our dentist and team.