Occlusion Matters to Your Oral Health
Occlusion, how your upper and lower teeth fit together upon biting, plays an essential role in the integrity of teeth, longevity of implants and restorations, and jaw joint health. Because of this, visiting a specialist with profound knowledge and understanding of occlusion is extremely important, especially when investing in dental implants for permanent tooth replacement
Improper Occlusion Raises Cause for Concern
Throughout his 10 years as a periodontal and implant specialist, Dr. Patrick McDonough has spent considerable time restoring proper biting function to patients in need. He is highly focused on getting to the root of the problem, identifying specific causes for occlusal concerns and correcting those in addition to reestablishing an even, balanced bite. Problems with occlusion stem from factors like:
- Teeth grinding
- Uneven restorations
- Misaligned teeth
- Tooth mobility
- Tooth loss
- Shifting of teeth
- Trauma or injury
- Occlusal damage or decay
Risks of Leaving Occlusal Problems Untreated
- Wearing of tooth structure
- Damage to restorations
- Implant failure
- TMJ pain and problems
- Tooth pain or sensitivity
- Gum recession
- Generalized oral discomfort
TMD Treatment Relieves Pain, Discomfort and Chronic Headaches
Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMD) is a common condition involving the bilateral jaw joints and surrounding soft tissues. Quite a large number of factors contribute to temporomandibular joint (TMJ) issues, leaving many patients suffering with pain, discomfort, chronic headaches and oral problems as a result. Dr. McDonough is highly skilled at diagnosing and treating TMD, and can alleviate your TMJ concerns for a healthier, more comfortable way of living.
As a Spear®-trained specialist, Dr. McDonough has extensive knowledge and expertise on managing occlusion for implants and overall oral health.
Schedule your consultation with our practice, and let our occlusal and TMJ expert help you get back to enjoying a comfortable, healthy biting function and productive quality of life.