The persistence of pain and stiffness in your jaw can point to TMJ disorder, which can affect your quality of life in several ways. The trigeminal nerve is responsible for both jaw movements and sensations in your face, head, and neck. When you have problems with your joints and muscles, the discomfort that you feel can affect you in these different areas. Your difficulties can also make you more likely to grind and clench your teeth unconsciously, which can lead to more pressure as well as problems with enamel damage! Our Katy, TX dentist’s office has technology that lets us thoroughly evaluate your bite movement, which can tell us what kind of corrections should be made to help relieve tension and discomfort so that you can improve your quality of life.
Jaw Stiffness And Pain Can Point To Problems With TMJ Disorder
Limited or painful movements when you bite, laugh, or speak can be a source of frustration. So can an increase in headaches, problems with teeth grinding, and soreness that you feel in your face and neck. The longer it takes you to acknowledge that these issues are affecting your quality of life, the more time you can spend not addressing their cause. Fortunately, with the right review, our practice can identify what issues need to be addressed so that you can enjoy a better, more balanced bite movement and ease tension on your joints and muscles.
We Can Provide A Thorough Evaluation Of Your Jaw Movement And Alignment
By using technology to digitally map your bite pressure, we can assess what issues you are having with TMJ disorder and provide the correct response. Even minor issues with an uneven bite can put pressure on the joints and muscles, which can lead to gradually worsening stiffness and discomfort. The good news is that in addition to providing evaluations, we provide help to correct poor jaw movements. With a treatment tailored to your needs, we can see to it that you recover from this problem and improve your quality of life.
Correcting Dental Problems That Affect Your Bite
It can be difficult for you to proceed with your recovery from TMJ disorder if an oral health issue stops you from maintaining a natural bite movement. Teeth that are in poor health that do not provide adequate bite support can be helped with the placement of dental crowns. For teeth that are visible when you smile and speak, we are able to use cosmetically friendly materials to produce restorations that match your enamel.
Talk To Your Katy, TX Dentist About Treating Your Issues With Jaw Pain And Stiffness
Through the work we do to address your issues with jaw pain and stiffness, we can help you improve your quality of life and enjoy real relief from your ongoing struggles with pain and stiffness in your face, head, and neck. If you would like to learn more about how we can use advanced technology to take on this problem, contact Lathrop Dental Center in Katy, TX today at 832-437-3849!