If you visit your dentist for a routine checkup, or because you are worried about your oral health, you can expect to have your teeth studied. For patients who come in with concerns about jaw pain and stiffness, or for those who show signs of poor joint alignment during a review, we can provide a bite evaluation that leads to effective treatments for discomfort. The Tekscan pressure mapping technology at our Katy, TX dental office makes it possible for us to closely evaluate how you apply and release pressure. From that information, we can determine what should be done to correct these movements to alleviate tension on your joints and muscles.
A Study Of Your Bite Can Lead To Treatment For Chronic Pain
By evaluating your bite, we can find causes for persistent pain that you feel when you move your jaw. You may not realize how a change in movement has developed, but the tension on your joints and muscles from an imbalance in the application and release of pressure can lead to chronic discomfort. Beyond feeling that pain or stiffness in the jaw, you can have facial discomfort, experience regular headaches, and even feel discomfort in your neck and shoulders.
We Can Correct An Imbalance In Jaw Movement That Has Caused You Discomfort
After using dental technology to evaluate your bite and map out imbalances, we can start therapy to correct problems and improve your quality of life. With these adjustments, we can reduce the tension on your jaw that aggravates the trigeminal nerve and causes you discomfort. In doing so, we can also lower your risk for teeth grinding, experiencing headaches, and more. Sometimes, the right treatment approach calls for dental work to make sure your teeth are supporting your bite function. If this is needed, we can talk to you about what to expect from care.
Treating Oral Health Issues That Negatively Impact Your Bite Function
It may be difficult for you to maintain a natural bite movement because of problems with certain teeth. Their small size or poor health can make it hard to apply pressure properly, something that can lead to difficulties with poor jaw motions. After an evaluation to determine if this is something that affects you, we can recommend restorative dental work with custom crowns to provide the support that you require.
Talk To Your Katy, TX Dentist About Treating A Problem With Your Bite Movement
Through the right evaluation of your bite movement, we can perform corrective work to reduce problems with persistent pain and stiffness that affect your quality of life. If you would like to find out more, please reach out to Lathrop Dental Center in Katy, TX today at 832-437-3849!