Sore Jaw: How Dental Checkups Help

It’s very easy to forget just how powerful your dental checkup can be for your oral health. Did you know, for instance, that it can help you avoid a sore jaw, prevent problems associated with this issue, and even quickly address the beginning of disorders that will lead to uncomfortable and damaged TMJs (temporomandibular joints or jaw joints)? It’s true. Let’s walk you through the ways prevention can really help, so you recognize the significance of keeping up with scheduling your visits.

Why Prevention Is Serious

Coming in for dental checkups is a very important factor in preventing a sore jaw or for dealing with preventing serious side effects from occurring. Keep the following in mind:

  • When other symptoms that may lead to jaw soreness occur (such as signs of bruxism or TMJ disorder), we can treat them before pain develops
  • If a functional issue has already begun, we can treat your smile to reduce discomfort, while helping you avoid damage

The Role Checkups Play

When you come in for consistent dental checkups, you give us the chance to monitor your oral health. We can keep an eye on your TMJ disorder or bruxism, while making lifestyle and treatment suggestions along the way, to prevent or treat a sore jaw.

What We Might Suggest

Another good reason to come in for dental checkups? We offer DTR (disclusion time reduction) therapy, as well as Botox treatment for TMJ disorder. Both will offer significant relief, while guiding you toward comfortable, functioning jaw joints. 

Maintain Excellent Jaw Health With Dental Checkups

Remember that your checkups will allow you to learn about jaw issues long before damage occurs, so we may protect your oral health in its entirety. We invite you to schedule an appointment with your Katy, TX dentist at Lathrop Dental Center by calling 832-437-3849. We proudly welcome patients and families from Katy, Fulshear, Weston Lakes, Simonton, Richmond, Rosenberg, Brookshire, Wallis, Orchard, Cypress, Sealy, Columbus, and all surrounding communities.

A proactive approach to dentistry meets a compassionate approach to patient care.

Ready to fall in love with your smile, but not sure where to start? Send us a photo or a question of your smile, and Dr. Lathrop will respond!