Long Beach & Newport Beach

How All Smiles Dental Treats Occlusal Disease

What is Occlusal Disease?

Occlusal disease forms when a patient’s bite is not properly aligned. Because of the misalignment, every time the patient bites down, the pressure on the bite can contribute to progressive issues with the teeth, muscles, jaw, and jaw joint. Occlusal disease is one of the most common dental disorders, while at the same time, one of the most undiagnosed dental disorders.



Symptoms of occlusal disease are varied. Where the teeth compact upon each other, it’s common to find the enamel (the hardest substance in the body) completely worn down. Once enamel is worn down, the teeth quickly begin to show visible wear. It’s not uncommon for teeth to look very worn.


Teeth can also become loose and move much easier. They will oftentimes become sensitive to temperature changes, and they’ll likely become sore from biting. Teeth can also fracture much easier. Beyond the structural damage to a person’s teeth is the damage done to their jaw and joints. A patient’s jaw muscles can become sore and painful, and headaches are a common complaint. Dr. Abedini has also found that patients with occlusal disease have jaw joints that pop and click while eating. Not only is this annoying, it can be painful.

What Happens if Occlusal Disease is Untreated

Without treatment, a patient’s teeth will continue to wear down and become worse over time. Eventually, tooth loss can occur. A patient’s muscle and jaw joints will continue to cause discomfort. Overall, the complexity of the treatment becomes worse. It’s better to solve occlusal disease as early as possible.

How All Smiles Dental Will Treat Occlusal Disease

Once diagnosed, Dr. Abedini can prescribe treatment. Depending on your case, it could involve simple orthodontic treatments, mild reshaping of the teeth, restorations of worn teeth, or a combination of several treatments. The earlier we diagnose, the less complex the treatment will be.


The key to preventing occlusal disease starts with a thorough examination and diagnosis. If you are suffering from any of the symptoms mentioned, please let us know so we can take a closer look. Early intervention will help us to solve potentially costly problems before they worsen. Give us a call or send us an email to schedule a consultation.

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IN LONG BEACH, CALIFORNIA

3816 Woodruff Ave Ste 104, Long Beach, CA 90808

All Smiles Dental Group

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Wendy H.

The establishment is clean and well decorated and the staff is friendly and knowledgeable. I was given options to treat my gums and not force fed a sales pitch, which is a big deal to me. They did a great job while showing that they truly care about my oral health.

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Michael R.

My family and I have been coming here for over 5 years. I was always afraid of the dentist as a kid, but now enjoy them taking care of my teeth. I am no longer fearful.

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marc johnson

I came here with so many dental issues!!! The previous dentist I had made my problems even worse and I thought there was no end to the pain. I went to Dr. Kenny Abedini and he worked on my mouth for 9 months to get all the work I wanted done. Two deep cleanings, a root canal, ten gold crowns fitted just right (3 lower left 3 lower right 2 top right 2 top left all in the back) so I can still smile and you cannot see the gold. The best part no more pain!!! I have TMJ so I clench and grind my teeth until I cracked my other porcelain down. So this time I wanted gold so the metal will not crack or grind down as fast, and might last the rest of my life. Now the teeth in the back feel great, and look great. I would recommend him to everyone and will be a returning customer for years to come.

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Cathy McGath

The front desk staff were friendly and efficient. My hygienist was friendly, knowledgeable, thorough, and gentle. My time with the doctor was short, because I didn’t have any major issues but he seemed nice. The whole appointment felt fast but not rushed. I also appreciated that they helped me navigate my insurance. I feel comfortable and confident returning, and I’d recommend to anyone!

Our team provides a full range of family and general dentistry services to keep your smile healthy for years to come.

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Do You Accept Insurance?

Yes, we do! Our office accepts Delta, MetLife, Cigna, Guardian, and Concordia. For your convenience, we also offer affordable financing options for patients who qualify! Be sure to ask a friendly member of our front desk team about our financing, insurance policies, and any other questions you may have.

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