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Recognizing When TMJ Therapy Is Needed

If you are growing concerned about aches and pains you experience when you bite and chew, or if you have frequent discomfort that affects your jaw joints and surrounding areas, an appointment with your dentist can lead to help. At our Katy, TX dental office, we can provide the appropriate review to determine if these and other related issues point to trouble with TMJ disorder. If so, we can arrange treatment to improve your jaw alignment and bite movement, which can lead to relief from worsening tension and pain. Our review will also cover concerns that poor dental health has stopped you from maintaining a comfortable and even bite. If this is the case, we can proceed with the appropriate restorative dental work.

Your Poor Jaw Alignment Can Cause You Discomfort

If your jaw movement is out of alignment, you can put stress on the joints and muscles that worsens over time, creating problems with limited and uncomfortable movement, issues with persistent jaw and facial pain, and more. Leaving the matter of TMJ disorder untreated can cause your pain to worsen, and you can find yourself struggling with headaches and teeth grinding. Because we have the technology needed to digitally evaluate your bite pressure, we can identify imbalances that point to uneven movement. From there, we can make the necessary changes to improve your dental function.

Planning Personalized Treatment For Your TMJ Troubles

Through a study of your bite equilibrium, we can look for evidence of improper movement that suggests trouble with joint alignment. From there, we can make the necessary recommendations to improve your movement and resting position, which will help you improve your quality of life. In addition to easing tension and reducing chronic pain, your bite movement can be improved, something that reduces excess wear and tear on certain teeth.

Will You Need Restorative Work To Improve Your Jaw Movement?

Through the appropriate restorative dental work, we can treat problems with your teeth that interfere with your bite function. Through the placement of dental crowns on damaged, misshapen, or undersized teeth, we can make it easier for you to apply and release pressure evenly, which can make welcome changes to your oral health as well as your dental function. Because these restorations can imitate healthy enamel, they also provide positive benefits for your appearance.

Talk To Your Katy, TX Dentist About Starting TMJ Therapy

Through TMJ therapy, we can help you improve your quality of life and dental function by correcting problems with poor joint alignment and movement. Thanks to our technology and treatment options, we can help you ensure that your issues are properly resolved, and that you can sustain confidence in your dental function and appearance. If you would like to find out more, please reach out to Lathrop Dental Center in Katy, TX at 832-437-3849.