Malocclusions (bite problems) include overbites, underbites and crossbites. Jaw alignment disorders can restrict proper chewing, talking, and swallowing. They can also cause teeth to shift around in the mouth. On Call Urgent Dental Care – Emergency Dentistry patients with bite problems are at a greater risk for tooth decay and periodontal disease, because bite misalignment often makes it difficult to maintain proper oral hygiene.
When the lower jaw is smaller than the upper jaw, it is called an overbite. When the situation is reversed, it is called an underbite. Crossbite occurs when the lower teeth and jaw are in the wrong position.
Bite problems can cause headaches and TMJ pain. Some Glendale dental patients with severe bite problems develop a distorted facial shape and damaged teeth.
If you suspect your toddler or older child has a bite problem, it is important to see your Glendale dentist as soon as possible. Bite issues and their various related problems usually get worse over time.
At On Call Urgent Dental Care – Emergency Dentistry, we diagnose and treat bite problems, referring patients to a specialist if necessary. In addition, we offer general and cosmetic dentistry, and we treat TMD/TMJ pain. We can be reached at 480-525-8120. Our Glendale office is located at 5940 W Union Hills Dr, Ste F-110. You can find out more about us at http://www.oncalldentalurgentcare.com/.
Most of our patients live in Glendale or nearby in Tempe and Mesa. If you have recently moved into the Glendale area and need a skilled general or cosmetic dentist, come visit our welcoming team. We pamper every patient (especially our youngest patients) and make dental visits as comfortable as possible.
On Call Urgent Dental Care – Emergency Dentistry
5940 W Union Hills Dr, Ste F-110
Glendale, AZ 85308