You make frequent use of your jaw muscles and joints throughout a typical day. After all, you rely on your jaw movement during speaking, biting, and chewing, practices that are sure to come up often! With this in mind, it should be easy to see just how intrusive chronic jaw problems can become. If you are not able to bite, chew, or speak without discomfort, the matter may be due to TMJ dysfunction that your Katy, TX dentist can help you address. Our practice can provide an appliance to correct chronic jaw problems in order to relieve your tension. We can also work with you on correcting your bite function, and determining if other oral health issues are to blame for your biting and speaking troubles.
We Can Perform A Thorough Study Of Your Bite Function
An examination of your bite equilibration can help your dentist determine why you have been having problems with your dental function. We use Tekscan pressure mapping to study how you apply force when you bite, and to study the motion of your release. Based on a review of your bite, your dentist can determine if you need to make changes to the way you operate your jaw. This work can also help to determine if you need to do something about poor dental alignment, or unhealthy teeth that are not contributing enough to your bite function.
Taking On Your Problems With TMJ Dysfunction
If TMJ problems are left unaddressed, you can find yourself dealing with chronic pain, limited jaw movement, and recurring headaches. Correcting issues with your bite motions can bring about some relief. What your dentist can also do is help you by providing a custom appliance to wear at night. When in place, your appliance positions your jaw in order to take tension off of the joints and muscles. That relief can help bring you to a place where you are no longer experiencing chronic discomfort!
Performing Restorative Work To Improve Your Bite
Restoring your oral health may be necessary if you want to improve your bite function, and your quality of life. If alignment issues are to blame for your bite troubles, you can review your options for orthodontic work, including possible treatment with Invisalign. You may also require dental crowns for teeth that have become damaged, or are unhealthy due to decay. Dental crowns are there to do more than just protect the teeth they cover. These restorations also offer support in order to improve your ability to bite and chew with comfort!
Talk To Lathrop Dental Center About Your Jaw Problems
At Lathrop Dental Center, patients who have issues with biting, chewing, and speaking can count on us for support! We use advanced diagnostics, and modern treatments, to help individuals in and around Katy, TX who are struggling with bite-related issues. If you have questions for us, or if you are ready to schedule treatment, you can reach our office in Katy, TX, by calling 832-437-3849.