Is TMJ Dysfunction The Reason You’re In Pain?

Even if you are unsure of why you have problems with dental pain and sensitivity, you can be all too aware of how your discomfort is interfering with your life. You can have pain in your face, problems with jaw stiffness or sensitivity, and even issues with chronic headaches. When a person experiences these issues, they can require help with a problem known as TMJ dysfunction. TMJ dysfunction refers to any situation where a person’s jaw joints and muscles are affected in a way that causes pain and/or limited movement. At our Katy, TX dental office, we can use modern technology to understand why you have this problem, and to find the right way to treat it. To help with active pain, we can even use Botox treatments to help with stiffness, and to stop you from grinding your teeth.

Life With Dental Pain Can Be Frustrating

If you are trying to go about your daily life with TMJ dysfunction, you can experience frustrating difficulties. You may have a difficult time eating, or even speaking, because you have a hard time moving your jaw without some discomfort. You can also have regular issues with headaches that leave you unable to focus on important tasks, or unwilling to engage in activities you normally enjoy. In other words, this is a problem that can seriously impact your daily life, and it can continue to be a problem until you receive treatment.

Correcting A Problem With Painful Or Stiff Jaw Movement

In order to relieve your current discomfort, your dentist may recommend Botox treatment. With that said, we are also prepared to perform a detailed evaluation to find out why you have started to suffer form jaw pain, and make necessary corrections. Troubles with TMJ dysfunction are often connected to a problem that has developed with a patient’s bite. With Tekscan pressure mapping technology, we are able to study your bite, and look for any imbalances that should be corrected in order to reduce stress, and put an end to ongoing discomfort.

The Link Between Jaw Problems And Dental Alignment

If your bite problems are aggravating your jaw joints and muscles, it may take more than corrective therapy to fix the problem. Some people are not able to perform a natural bite because of issues with poor dental alignment. In these situations, we can recommend orthodontic work to make important improvements. We can even discuss treatment with Invisalign aligners, which give you a means to discreetly fix problems with teeth that are poorly spaced.

Talk To Lathrop Dental Center About TMJ Dysfunction

Lathrop Dental Center in Katy, TX is ready to work with you to correct problems with TMJ dysfunction! If you have issues with dental pain or sensitivity, and you want long-term relief, we are prepared to help. To make your appointment, you can reach our office in Katy, TX, by calling 832-437-3849.

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