If you currently live with persistent pain that worsens when you move your jaw, it may be time to look into how your dentist can help. Problems with chronic discomfort related to bite movement, neck and facial pain, and headaches can all point to issues with TMJ disorder, a problem with stress or poor joint alignment. You may need to address your discomfort by changing the way you apply and release pressure when you bite. To help you with this, our Katy, TX dentist’s office can recommend DTR therapy. Through this service, we will use a detailed evaluation of your bite movements to determine how we can help you reduce stress and engage in more uniform movements whenever you bite and chew.
Do You Have Chronic Pain Because Your Bite Is Uneven?
Many people do not realize the extent to which their jaw movement has become uneven. If you have this problem and do not address it, the consequences can be serious. Over time, you can experience potentially serious discomfort, and you can start to find it difficult to move your jaw without pain. You can even develop problems with persistent headaches and teeth grinding difficulties. Fortunately, through DTR therapy, you can make your bite more even, something that can take away the stress that is interfering with your quality of life.
What To Expect When You Begin DTR Therapy
Before we begin the work of correcting your bite, we need to assess what your issues currently look like. We can do so by using Tekscan pressure mapping to evaluate how you apply and release pressure. Doing this will tell us what we need to know about therapy to improve your movements. The treatment we recommend will be based on the information that we gather, and it will also come from an evaluation to determine if there are any other oral health issues that have stopped you from maintaining a natural bite.
Addressing Problems With Your Dental Health That Interfere With Your Bite
If you have problems with poor teeth spacing or issues with any teeth that do not contribute properly to your dental function, you can find it difficult to improve your movements and reduce jaw pressure and strain. To help with this, we can determine if you might benefit from orthodontic services, such as treatment with Invisalign, or if you need dental crowns placed on teeth that are in poor condition.
Talk To Your Katy, TX Dentist About DTR Therapy
By beginning DTR therapy, you can make changes to your bite movement and oral health that reduce your issues with pain and improve your quality of life! Our practice is happy to discuss this or any other service that can help you enjoy better dental health. For more information, please reach out to Lathrop Dental Center in Katy, TX at 832-437-3849.