If something feels “off” when you bite, you should not just ignore the matter. An awkward bite motion, or biting and chewing functions that are compromised by a toothache, can tax your jaw. This ongoing stress can put you in a situation where you are dealing with daily pain because of TMJ disorder. Individuals who experience this problem may find it difficult to move their jaw to speak, laugh, or eat. They can also have chronic headaches, or even significantly painful migraines! Our Katy, TX dental office is prepared to help you correct your bite, so this is no longer an issue. After using advanced technology to study your jaw function, we can help you correct the problem!
Your Bite Motion Can Affect Your Dental Health, And Lead To Jaw Pain
Your bite motion can be more important to your overall oral health than you expect! An even bite distributes stress from biting and chewing appropriately, so you are not over-reliant on certain teeth. It also allows you to maintain a relatively stress-free bite, meaning you are not putting undue pressure on the joints and muscles. If you have a problem because of poor oral health, or because you are accustomed to biting awkwardly, your daily life can be affected by chronic discomfort!
We Use Technology To Study Your Bite
At our practice, we use Tekscan pressure mapping technology to understand what is happening with your bite. We can determine if you are applying and releasing pressure evenly, or if you have an imbalance that should be corrected. Once we have this information, we can provide therapy to make your bite more natural, and less painful. We can also use the results of scanning to see if there are any oral health issues that might be affecting your bite.
What If I Have Oral Health Issues That Interfere With My Bite?
If your analysis shows that an issue with your oral health is affecting your bite, we can recommend the appropriate treatment. If the issue is with a tooth that you are not comfortable putting pressure on, we can provide a dental crown for better support. Correcting this problem can help you with daily discomfort, and also ensure that the tooth’s condition does not worsen. If you have a hard time biting comfortably because your teeth are misaligned, we can recommend an improvement through orthodontic work. Thanks to Invisalign aligners, this correction can minimize any effect on your appearance and daily life, making your adjustment time remarkably easy!
Talk To Lathrop Dental Center If You Are Concerned About Your Bite
Lathrop Dental Center is prepared to help people in and around Katy, TX who are struggling with poor bite function. If you would like to arrange an appointment, you can reach our office in Katy, TX, by calling 832-437-3849.