When a patient’s bite is not well-aligned, the ramifications can extend beyond an unattractive smile and a few years of orthodontic care. The poor distribution of bite force places improper stress on the teeth and jaw muscles, and this can play into conditions of dental pain, acidic oral environments and tooth decay. At Advanced Prosthetics Institute, we aim to shed light on the effect of occlusal disease on biofunctional disorders in order to treat oral issues at their source.
Dr. Jason C. Campbell coined the term “biofunctional disorders” to incorporate dental problems involving chronic facial pain, autoimmune illnesses, gastro disorders and dental rehabilitation–as these issues often come together in a complex disorder that is not diagnosed down to its source. Our dentist recognized the need for advanced treatment in this area and invites dental professionals across the nation to adopt similar treatment tactics in their own practices.
While the philosophy of preventive dental care as the optimal treatment applies here, many biofunctional disorders involving occlusal disease go undiagnosed and untreated until the warning signs have evolved into situations of tooth fracture, tooth loss and gum recession. Because teeth don’t fit well together, they can contribute to joint issues such as TMD and lead to an increase in oral acids that affect tooth enamel and result in deterioration of the teeth, gums and underlying bone tissue. When oral conditions run rampant like this, isolating the source of the discomfort can pose a significant challenge.
We recently hosted a very informative biofunction course for dental professionals interested in advancing the scope of their practices to treat cases of biofunctional disorders. If you would like to learn more about biofunctional disorders and how they are affected by occlusal disease in Prescott, Arizona, we invite you to contact our dentist and faculty at 928-776-0239 today.