A Bad Bite Can Lead To Pain, And Tooth Problems

Can an action as simple as biting and chewing really create oral health problems for you? If you are affected by a poor bite function, you may be unaware of how much strain you put on your jaw joints and muscles every time you perform these routine tasks. As a result, you can begin experiencing TMJ dysfunction, and develop problems like migraines, and limited jaw movement. You can also overuse certain teeth, and wear them down over time. At our Katy, TX dental practice, we can help you by analyzing your bite, and looking for imbalances that should be corrected. Doing this work can improve your quality of life, and help you avoid dental problems in the future.

Why Should You Worry About Your Jaw Function?

If your bite is uneven, you can create stress on your jaw that leads to chronic pain, limited movement, and even problems with recurring migraines! You can also demand too much from certain teeth, wearing down the enamel and making it more vulnerable to tooth decay. While some people may not realize they have a problem with their bite, others are consciously modifying their dental function to avoid areas that are painful or sensitive.

How Bite Equilibration Can Improve Your Quality Of Life

By restoring your bite equilibrium, we can help you enjoy better dental health, and avoid concerns about TMJ dysfunction. Bite equilibration will see you work with your dentist on making corrections to your jaw movement. This correction is based around details gathered through Tekscan pressure mapping, which allows us to note any aspects of your bite where you apply or release pressure.

Is Your Problem Linked To Poor Dental Alignment?

Sometimes, a problem with your bite can be traced back to an issue with poor dental alignment. If this is the case, orthodontic work may be called for in order to help you restore your bite, and avoid dental issues. If you are concerned by the visible effect of wearing metal braces, we can discuss an alternative approach. With Invisalign clear aligners, we can plan a correction that does not attract unwanted attention. You can wear these appliances without drawing attention, and they are easy to remove when they might feel intrusive.

Talk To Lathrop Dental Center About Correcting Your Bite Issues

A problem with your bite can make you more vulnerable to TMJ dysfunction, and may wear down certain teeth that absorb too much pressure. At Lathrop Dental Center, we have technology we can use to closely study your bite, and identify concerns with your oral health and jaw function that should be addressed. We are proud to offer this as one of many modern services available to people in Katy, TX, Fulshear, TX, and surrounding areas. If you are interested in more information, you can reach our office in Katy, TX, by calling 832-437-3849.