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Addressing Pain With Disclusion Time Reduction Therapy

Are you spending each day in pain because of an uncorrected problem with your bite? How often do you struggle with headaches, or find it difficult to move your jaw? Disclusion Time Reduction (DTR) Therapy can help you correct flaws with your current bite function that are putting stress on your jaw, and leading to chronic pain. At our Katy, TX dental office, we can follow a careful study of your bite with corrective work to address improper jaw movement. If we find that oral health issues are interfering with your dental movement, we can arrange the appropriate treatment, and help you escape frequent discomfort.

Bite Problems Can Cause Serious Discomfort

How bad can poor bite alignment really be? If you are not doing anything to address an awkward or uneven movement of your jaw, you can continue to put stress on the joints and muscles. As a result, you can start to feel the unpleasant symptoms associated with TMJ dysfunction. These symptoms include teeth grinding, painful headaches, and stiffness and soreness in your jaw. Over time, problems with your bite and teeth grinding issues can wear down your enamel, and lead to dental injuries!

Is Disclusion Time Reduction Therapy Right For You?

After analyzing the way you apply force when biting down, your dentist can determine if DTR Therapy might be able to help you. Correcting imbalances and awkward movements can start to reduce the stress you place on your jaw, and help you begin to feel more comfortable. This work can also ensure that you are not overworking certain teeth, a problem that can lead to damage, and the need for restorative dental work.

Oral Health Improvements Can Help You Deal With Ongoing Dental Pain

Your bite problems may be related to an untreated issue with your oral health. To put a stop to your ongoing pain, your dentist may need to recommend a dental procedure, or multiple procedures. Your issues may stem from poor dental alignment. If this is the case, straightening your teeth can help you enjoy a better bite, while also improving your smile. It may be necessary to restore weak or damaged teeth with dental crowns to help you feel more comfortable when biting and chewing.

Schedule Disclusion Time Reduction Therapy At Lathrop Dental Center

When a person’s bite function is flawed, they can start to experience painful TMJ dysfunction symptoms, and become more vulnerable to dental problems. At Lathrop Dental Center, we are prepared to help people in Katy, TX, Fulshear, TX, and all other neighboring and nearby areas who are struggling with bite problems. After examining your bite, we can talk to you about corrective care through DTR Therapy, and recommend any necessary restorative dental procedures. To find out more, you can reach our office in Katy, TX, by calling 832-437-3849.