Temporomandibular joint disorder (or TMD) is one of many issues that could lead to a host of chronic discomfort, including severe headaches and migraines. As an expert in helping patients overcome complex dental health issues, Dr. Lathrop has extensive experience in diagnosing and treating TMD. Also known as TMJ disorder, the term defines a group of disorders that affects the jaw’s ability to function properly. Each one can lead to symptoms such as worn and damaged teeth, difficulty opening and closing your jaw, and chronic headaches and migraines.
To expand his ability to help patients find relief, Dr. Lathrop has also studied Disclusion Time Reduction (DTR) Therapy, which is an innovative approach to correcting bite malfunctions that cause TMD and its chronic symptoms. By digitally measuring bite force and the action of clenching jaw muscles, we can identify bite and facial muscle disharmony that could lead to broken teeth, facial pain, migraine headaches, postural imbalances, and more. By determining the time it takes for all of your teeth to fully separate and come together, Dr. Lathrop can help accurately diagnose your specific TMJ disorder and suggest the most effective treatment.
If you suffer from bite issues that lead to TMJ disorder, then migraines and headaches may be just one of many severe symptoms. To find out if Dr. Lathrop can help you find relief through disclusion time reduction therapy, call Lathrop Dental Center in Katy, TX, today at 832-437-3849. We proudly welcome patients and families from in and around Katy, TX, including Fulshear, Weston Lakes, Simonton, Richmond, Rosenberg, Brookshire, Wallis, Orchard, Cypress, Sealy, Columbus, and all surrounding communities.