TMJ disorder, or temporomandibular joint disorder, is a term that can describe one of a variety of jaw dysfunctions that affect your jaw joint and muscle function. Often caused by undue pressure from bite imbalances, TMJ disorder can lead to a host of chronic discomfort, including headaches, migraines, jaw pain, and more. Using innovative technology such as our Tekscan pressure mapping system, we can diagnose your bite’s alignment and determine if you suffer from TMJ disorder. Using an FDA-approved treatment, your dentist may suggest utilizing Botox to ease the jaw joint tension and reduce chronic teeth-grinding (bruxism), which can contribute to TMJ disorder.
For more comprehensive results, your dentist can recommend occlusal analysis and TMJ treatment through disclusion time-reduction therapy. The advanced therapy relies on detailed scanning of your bite and occlusion using our TekScan system, then reducing the time and space that your jaw needs to fully open, close, and move on your temporomandibular joints. Disclusion time-reduction therapy has been shown to significantly improve quality of life for patients who suffer bite imbalances and chronic pain associated with bruxism and TMJ disorder.
If you experience chronic jaw pain and headaches, then TMJ disorder may be the reason why. To learn more, schedule a consultation by calling Lathrop Dental Center in Katy, TX, today at 832-437-3849. You can also request an appointment online by filling out our form here. We proudly serve patients from Katy, Fulshear, Weston Lakes, Simonton, Richmond, Rosenberg, Brookshire, Wallis, Orchard, Cypress, Sealy, Columbus, and all surrounding communities.