Dr. Mikhail Nasakin and Dr. Galina Nasakin provide a number of occlusal treatments in Palo Alto, California, to improve the health and function of your bite. Occlusal problems occur when there is an incorrect relation or misalignment between your teeth and your upper and lower dental arches. By treating these problems and their underlying causes, our dentists can improve not only your oral health and smile but also your quality of life. Give us a call at 650-325-2457 to schedule your consultation at Palo Alto Dental Care and find out more about how occlusal treatments can benefit you!

Occlusal problems are the result of malocclusion, or a “bad bite,” and impact your ability to perform normal oral functions such as chewing and speaking. These types of problems are often referred to as “occlusal disease,” and if untreated, they will eventually cause damage to your teeth and supporting oral structures. Common signs of occlusal problems include:

  • Cracked and broken teeth
  • Gum recession
  • Increased tooth sensitivity
  • Loss of supporting bone tissue
  • Muscle pain
  • TMJ symptoms, such as cracking or popping sounds when moving the jaw, pain when chewing and speaking, and a locked jaw
  • Worn tooth enamel

Our experienced dentists will thoroughly examine your mouth and jaw during your initial consultation to determine if you have an occlusal problem and what may be causing that problem. We will work with you to create a treatment plan that meets your needs and can resolve the problem so that you can regain proper oral function and restore your oral health and smile. Each type of treatment has its own benefits, and ultimately, our goal is to find the type of occlusal treatment that will provide you with the greatest long-term benefits.

We are committed to ensuring that your muscles, teeth, bones, jaws and other oral structures all work together properly so your smile can enjoy ideal functionality and health. To make your appointment and learn more about occlusal treatments, contact our team today!