An overbite can lead to several dental health problems if left untreated – see your dentist if you’re concerned.
– Jaw pain may be the result of your overbite causing additional strain on your teeth
– Cavities are more likely to form as the teeth rub together more, which can damage the enamel layer leaving it susceptible to decay
– Because the teeth may touch the gums, this can cause inflammation and result in gum disease
“Fortunately, correcting an overbite is often something that can be done simply and permanently with orthodontic treatment.”
Dr. Gerald O'Connor B.D.S., N.U.I. (hons) (Principal Dentist & Owner)
Dr Gerald O’Connor qualified with honours from University College Cork in 1998, where he achieved his Bachelor of Dental Surgery degree and was awarded the Kerr Prize for Restorative Dentistry. Following his qualification, he spent 6 years gaining experience in a dental clinic in Essex before buying his own practice in 2004. Dr O’Connor quickly added a second location in 2006 and formed the Oak Dental Group.
After returning to Ireland in 2013, he set up Killiney Dental with his long-time partner Rosemarie. Gerald has a wealth of experience in dentistry with a vested interest in modern, evidence-based solutions. He enjoys implementing new dental treatments that are minimally invasive for patients without compromising their desire for an idealised smile. Dr O’Connor currently serves on the Irish Dental Association’s Quality and Patient Safety Committee. In his spare time, he enjoys films, music, fiction writing and being anywhere in sight of the sea.