If you are ignoring problems with your bite function, you can begin to experiencing painful issues like headaches, joint stiffness, and discomfort in your face and neck. So how does a problem with a person’s bite form? This answer can vary from person to person. Some people have an awkward, uneven bite motion because of poor dental alignment, or because they have teeth that are sensitive to pressure during biting and chewing. For other people, the issue could be with the alignment of their jaw joints, or with unconscious imbalances in their movement. At our Katy, TX dentist’s office, we have technology on hand that can help us understand how your bite might be affecting your quality of life.
Your Bad Bite Could Be Due To Poor Dental Alignment
If your teeth are not properly aligned, it may be difficult for you to evenly apply pressure when you bite down. In this case, we may recommend starting orthodontic treatment to put a stop to this trouble. When your teeth are straightened, you can enjoy a bite that causes less pressure to your joints and muscles. With Invisalign appliances, we can help you correct alignment flaws with discreet, easy to remove aligners that make your orthodontic experience easier.
Addressing Tension In Your Jaw Joints And Muscles
If tension has created problems for your jaw joints and muscles, your dentist may recommend a Botox injection to help. The injection can relax the muscles, and put a stop to the ongoing tension that has caused you to experience headaches, jaw stiffness, and other issues. If the tension buildup can be traced to trouble with your dental health, or a flawed bite movement, additional work may be recommended to fully address the matter.
Restoring Bite Troubles Caused By Unhealthy Teeth
If you are not able to bite down comfortably on certain teeth, it may be time to discuss restorative dental work. Dental crowns can help you by protecting teeth that are sensitive, weak, or simply too small to properly support your bite. For teeth that are more visible when you smile, your dentist can provide lifelike restorations that preserve your smile while improving your dental function.
Lathrop Dental Center Is Ready To Help You Restore Your Bite
At Lathrop Dental Center, we are prepared to help patients determine why they have bite troubles, and we can work with you to make sure they are fully addressed. If you have frequent troubles with headaches, jaw pain and sensitivity, teeth grinding, and other concerns, talk with us about treatment for TMJ disorder! You can reach our office in Katy, TX, by calling 832-437-3849. Lathrop Dental Center is proud to provide modern dental services to the residents of Katy, Fulshear, and all other neighboring and nearby areas.