Is an unnatural or uneven bite motion causing problems for you in your life? This issue can be more harmful than you might realize – over time, you can put stress on your jaw joints and muscles that leads to TMJ disorder. There are many causes of TMJ disorder, but it should be noted that a problem that interferes with your natural jaw movement can lead to this painful condition. At our Katy, TX dentist’s office, we are prepared to help you fully recover by addressing the matter of your flawed bite. To do this, we rely on technology that lets us map your bite pressure, so we can find and correct imbalances.
An Uneven Bite Can Cause Problems For You
Why does it matter that your bite remain uneven? If you have an imbalance, the basic motions of biting and chewing can become painful for you over time. This is because you are unknowingly aggravating your joints, and putting more stress on your jaw muscles. If this continues to be a problem, your uneven bite can lead to excess wear and tear on certain teeth, which can lead to dental damage.
We Can Work With You To Effectively Address Your TMJ Disorder
By addressing problems with your bite, we can alleviate stress that causes TMJ disorder. To do this, we will first use Tekscan pressure mapping technology to study the way you apply force whenever you bite down, as well as the way you release it upon opening your mouth. If there are imbalances present, we can devise a plan to correct your bite movement so that you no longer aggravate your joints and muscles.
Is A Dental Problem Interfering With Your Bite Function? We Can Help!
In some cases, patients will develop a flawed bite because of another issue with their dental health that has not been resolved. When you do not address problems with the spacing and alignment of your teeth, it can cause you to struggle with a natural bite. Correcting this issue with orthodontic treatment can be important – we can recommend Invisalign aligners to help make your adjustment discreet. You can also have a hard time biting and chewing if you have unresolved problems with individual teeth. Decay, injuries, and naturally occurring problems with tooth shape and size may lead to dental discomfort. In these situations, it can be helpful to restore teeth with dental crowns.
Talk To Lathrop Dental Center About Treatment For TMJ Disorder
At our Katy, TX dentist’s office, patients who are struggling with jaw pain may benefit from work to improve their bite function. To find out more, or to make an appointment to discuss your troubles, please call Lathrop Dental Center in Katy, TX today at 832-437-3849.