Occlusal (bite) Disease refers to problems created by imbalances in the way the teeth meet and function together. You may have Occlusal Disease without discomfort. Common symptoms include chipped appearance of the teeth, tooth wear, loss of tooth structure at the gum line, sensitivity, and bone loss.
Many disease conditions exist that are destructive, yet painless. In dental health, most commonly, Occlusal (bite) Disease and Periodontal (gum) Disease are commonly painless, are often related, and can be quite destructive, leading to fractured teeth, bone loss, fractured fillings, and tooth loss.
Often treatment is as simple as adjusting the shape of a few teeth or the fabrication of a night-use bite guard. If you have Occlusal Disease, a thorough examination will reveal the problems, after which the most conservative and effective treatment will be recommended.