Are you living with pain that affects your face and jaw? Does discomfort worsen whenever you practice basic jaw movements, such as when you laugh, bite, or chew? These are just some of the problems associated with TMJ disorder. Others that you can experience include issues with more frequent headaches, trouble with teeth grinding, and discomfort in your neck and shoulders. Fortunately, this is a problem that can often be relieved through treatment for poor jaw alignment and movement. Our Katy, TX dentist’s office is prepared to help you if you think you have issues with pain and stiffness because of TMJ disorder. To see what kinds of issues you need help with, we can use technology to map your bite pressure and determine where there are imbalances that need to be corrected.
Do You Have A Difficult Time With Jaw Pain And Stiffness?
Has jaw pain and/or stiffness started to feel like a routine aspect of your life? Does it feel as if you are not likely to go a day without some kind of discomfort, either the kind of pain felt in your face and head or with painful headaches? TMJ disorder affects many people. The problem arises when your joints are not in proper alignment. When your lower jaw rests or moves awkwardly, it can put strain on your joints and muscles. Problems with the jaw joints can upset the trigeminal nerve, which can create problems with your face, neck, and head. Understanding what is happening with your bite function, and what you can do to make improvements, can help you live without persistent discomfort!
Using Advanced Technology To Evaluate Your Bite
Through Tekscan pressure mapping technology, we can evaluate how evenly your bite moves. By looking out for imbalances in your movement, we can determine what changes should be made to help you reduce the stress and strain on your joints and muscles. From what we learn, we can arrange the appropriate care to help you make improvements that lessen the stress that leads to problems with TMJ disorder!
Do Unresolved Dental Problems Affect Your Bite Function?
Problems with poor dental health may be what stops you from applying and releasing bite pressure evenly. If so, restorative dental work may need to be included in your overall treatment plans. The good news is that when your bite is improved through the placement of custom dental crowns, we can provide restorations that offer functional support along with benefits for your appearance!
Talk To Your Katy, TX Dentist About Treating Your Bite Problems
Living with an awkward or uneven bite function can create problems in your life that are hard to ignore. When you struggle with TMJ disorder, you can find that headaches, daily jaw stiffness and pain, and even problems with your face, neck, and shoulders can regularly affect your quality of life. With the right approach to care, we can help you move past these problems and enjoy life without recurring pain and sensitivity problems! If you would like to find out more about how we can support you if you need to address this or another matter, reach out to Lathrop Dental Center in Katy, TX today at 832-437-3849!