Occlusal Disease

What is occlusal disease?

Occlusal disease occurs when the teeth begin to mechanically destroy themselves. At our dental office, we provide occlusal analysis to determine the cause of the disease. The most common cause of occlusal disease is that the jaw joints and bite do not match.

How do you treat occlusal disease?

Once the cause has been determined, our experienced dentists will perform occlusal equilibration, which is a simple procedure that involves minor reshaping of the teeth. Occlusal equilibration involves removing very small amounts of the tooth enamel (the outermost layer of the tooth) to improve the fit of the teeth and the bite. Because the tooth enamel has no feeling, the equilibration treatment is completely painless and comfortable.

Do I need occlusal treatment or equilibration?

Dr. Luth and Dr. Heideman will analyze your smile and listen to your concerns to determine whether you need occlusal treatment. Common symptoms of occlusal disease and signs that you may benefit from occlusal equilibration include:

  • Extreme tooth sensitivity
  • Facial pain
  • Pain in the jaw muscles and jaw joint (TMJ)
  • A tired feeling in the facial and jaw muscles
  • Fractured teeth
  • Abnormal tooth wear

Equilibration can improve and protect your bite so that you can enjoy good oral health for life. For more information on occlusal disease and occlusal treatment in Las Vegas, Nevada, we welcome you to contact us today.

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-Aaron F.
Dr. Greg Heideman is literally my hero. He gave me life, with my smile. I was at another dentist office that he was filling in at for some reason. Thank heavens for that day. I made an appoitment with him, he told me what he could do for me. No looking back. I trusted that nan, and I can never say thank you enough. His staff, his level of excellence, is my reward. Thanks Doc!!!
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Dr. Luth and Dr. Heideman and their staff are perhaps the most professional dentists with which I’ve come in contact in recent years. Their dental options, both cosmetic and general, were thorough and honest. I didn’t feel like I was being upsold or “convinced” to have expensive work done. Highly recommended.
-N Hansen
My experience with Luth & Heideman has been great. This is my second visit, with my first being a consultation. The entire staff was very professional and curtious. By far the best dentist experience I have had, and would not hesitate to refer anyone here.
-Steven G.
Today was my 2nd visit with Dr. Luth. I needed a lot of work done, but he and Ally, his assistant were so nice, patient, always asking if I was ok. When I needed to take a quick break they never hesitated to let me have a little rest. They have so much compassion at this office. Everyone here is so so nice. Plus, and most important, they were very very thorough. I definitely give it 5 out 5 stars!!!!!
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