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We Offer Advanced Reviews Of Bite Movement

If something is wrong with your bite movement, pain can accompany every meal and snack. That discomfort in and around your jaw can even affect you between the times when you eat, leading to a persistent ache in your face, neck, and head as well as at the jaw itself. A proper review with your Katy, TX dentist can help you determine why this problem is affecting you and what can be done about it. We can actually use advanced imaging technology to examine how you apply and release pressure throughout your jaw movement. From there, we can look at how to correct any imbalances in movement that are found. While many people who struggle with TMJ disorder only require this kind of corrective therapy, there are times when fully restoring your bite function means addressing trouble with teeth that are in poor health and not providing adequate support.

Why You Should Take Care To Evaluate Poor Bite Movement

The onset of uneven jaw movement puts strain on your joints and muscles. Poor bite motions also lead to the uneven distribution of friction when you bite and chew, something that creates problems for teeth that are put through more work. People who experience this issue can develop what is known as TMJ disorder, something that causes persistent discomfort in the face and jaw along with problems like headaches, frequent teeth grinding, and other issues. If any of these issues sound familiar to you, take the time to see your dentist and determine how correcting your bite movement can help!

Performing A Digital Review Of Bite Pressure

One form of dental technology that we rely on provides important feedback about your bite movement. Through Tekscan pressure mapping, we chart the application and release of pressure from your jaw, which informs us of imbalances in your movement. Having determined what problems you have with your bite motion, we can make arrangements to treat the matter with personalized corrective care. In other words, we work with you at an individual level to make sure your movements are improved.

Poor Dental Health Can Negatively Affect Your Jaw Movement

Because there is not a single reason for why a person’s bite movement becomes compromised, different strategies for care exist. Part of your treatment will include care for any teeth that are in poor health and in need of support to better absorb bite pressure. Issues with damage, general wear and tear, untreated decay, or small size can be addressed through the placement of a dental crown. Crowns are carefully crafted to offer secure fits over the teeth they restore. Their placement can assist you with returning to normal jaw movement, and for teeth that are in the front of your smile, they can also provide cosmetic benefits by mimicking healthy enamel.

Talk To Your Katy, TX Dentist About An Evaluation Of Your Jaw Movement

Through an evaluation of your bite movement with Tekscan pressure mapping technology, our practice can let you know what changes should be made to improve your quality of life and reduce daily discomfort! For more information on how we can take on this problem, or to discuss any other matters that we can treat, contact Lathrop Dental Center in Katy, TX today at 832-437-3849!