If jaw pain is continually limiting your ability to bite and chew, or if it proving to be a constant distraction, seeking treatment can be beneficial. You may not realize it, but your troubles may be linked to an issue with your oral health, or with your natural jaw movement. Our Katy, TX dental practice is ready to help you determine what might be wrong with your bite, or your oral health. Once we understand what might be wrong, we can work with you toward the goal of putting a stop to jaw pain, as well as headaches, neck and shoulder pain, or limited bite motion, all problems that can be traced to TMJ dysfunction.
Understanding Why Jaw Pain Has Become A Part Of Your Life
If jaw pain has become a regular part of your day, you may be experiencing the effects of TMJ dysfunction. This is a problem that can interfere with your ability to bite and chew, as it can become difficult to move your jaw enough to properly. It can also lead to frequent discomfort in your joints, as well as your face, neck, and head. The sooner you determine why you have jaw troubles, the sooner you can make corrections that protect you from these varied problems with discomfort!
Improving Your Bite Function To Relieve Pain
We can analyze your current bite, and determine if a problem with the way you are opening and closing your mouth might be the cause for your jaw pain. If so, we can move forward with bite equilibration, a process of correcting your jaw movements in order to reduce stress on your joints, and the muscles required for facial movements. Through this corrective work, you can alleviate stress, and enjoy life without frequent jaw pain!
Addressing Causes Of Jaw Pain With Restorative Dental Treatment
For some people, jaw troubles occur because of an untreated oral health issue that has gone ignored. If you have resisted putting pressure on a certain tooth, or certain teeth, you may require restorative dental work to improve your dental function. In some instances, orthodontic work may be required to help a person bite and chew properly. To make this work more discreet, we can talk with you about potentially using Invisalign to fix the alignment of your smile.
Talk To Lathrop Dental Center About Your Issues With Jaw Pain
At Lathrop Dental Center, our practice is ready to confront the issues that can cause patients to experience recurring jaw pain! If you have grown frustrated with the way pain and sensitivity affect your daily life, we can determine what might be affecting you, and help you enjoy life without this discomfort. For more information, you can reach our office in Katy, TX, by calling 832-437-3849.