Occlusion

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Occlusion deals with how your teeth fit together and the position of your jaw joint. If your bite is off or unstable it can cause pain, teeth to crack and break, dental restorations to crack and break, gum disease, teeth lose, headaches, TMJ Disorder, and your smile to age much faster. This bite can change throughout a person’s life depending on such factors as the loss of teeth (with the consequent shifting of the teeth that takes place after teeth are removed), fractures or injuries of the jaw, orthodontic movement of the teeth to new positions, or the shifting of the teeth due to the constant pressures from grinding or clenching. If left untreated symptoms only worsen. A component of our routine exams include checking your bite and looking for any signs of occlusion problems. When caught early we can correct your bite before significant damage occurs.

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  • Joseph T. Sullivan, DDS
  • 645 Plaza Drive
  • Sycamore, IL 60178
  • Phone: (815) 895-2298
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