Something you perform as often as biting and chewing can certainly feel natural, but an imbalance that is not corrected can lead to worsening strain on your joints and muscles. As a result, you can experience persistent discomfort as well as a limited ability perform these movements without pain. At our Katy, TX dentist’s office, we can work with you if you think you have issues with TMJ disorder. By confirming that you are struggling with poor bite alignment or movement, we can proceed to treat the matter and improve both your dental function and quality of life!
How Can An Issue With Your Bite Alignment Affect You?
There are many reasons why people develop poor jaw alignment. If it starts to affect you, it can make it harder for you to bite and chew due to feelings of pain or stiffness. You can even begin to experience discomfort in your face and jaw throughout the day, have more frequent troubles with headaches, and grind your teeth on a recurring basis. Problems with your jaw joints and muscles can affect your trigeminal nerve, which is responsible for your jaw movements and for sensations in your face, head, and neck, which is why the problem can affect you in these different areas.
Using Digital Bite Measurements To Identify Imbalances
Thanks to Tekscan pressure mapping technology, we can do more than just determine if your bite is out of alignment. We can use an evaluation to tell us where imbalances are present, and we can also study the degree of their severity. Once we have this information, we can proceed to work with you on a personalized TMJ treatment that resolves problems with discomfort, restores your bite balance, and helps to improve your quality of life!
More Approaches We Can Take To Addressing Jaw Pain
There are times when bite problems point to problems with the health, shape, or size of teeth that will have to be addressed through restorative dental work. Restorative treatments with custom dental crowns can help you practice better, more comfortable jaw movement. If there is a need to restore teeth that are more visible when you smile and speak, we can recommend that you have restorations made to look like natural teeth put in place.
Talk To Your Katy, TX Dentist About Improving Your Bite Movement
Better bite movement can lead to a reduction in jaw pain and stiffness, headaches, and more! Our practice relies on important technology to help study your bite movement, which can alert us to issues that will need to be resolved to improve your oral health and quality of life. If you would like to find out more, please reach out to Lathrop Dental Center in Katy, TX at 832-437-3849.