Your ability to bite and chew without discomfort helps you enjoy a wider range of foods, including nutrient-dense vegetables that may be tougher to break down. When jaw problems make basic movements involved in biting, chewing, and speaking difficult, you should be concerned. Persistent discomfort, stiff or limited movement, and an increased frequency of headaches and neck pain can point to trouble with TMJ disorder. Our Katy, TX dentist’s office is prepared to help you take on this problem. We can also work with you if you have problems with individual teeth that are too sore or sensitive to absorb the pressure you exert when you bite down.
What Is Stopping You From Maintaining A Comfortable Bite Function?
For the sake of your oral health, you should maintain an even bite movement. Doing so keeps your jaw joints in alignment. Balanced movements also ensure you are distributing pressure evenly so that certain teeth do not wear down faster than others. Unfortunately, there are several issues that can stop someone from enjoying comfortable jaw movements. Problems with specific teeth can make you more likely to rely too much on an awkward or uneven bite. If you have unresolved issues with tension or poor jaw alignment, mounting stress can create difficulties for you. At our practice, we can use advanced bite mapping technology to see what your issues with imbalances might be, then recommend treatment to resolve them.
Addressing Imbalances That Lead To Pain And Poor Joint Alignment
By mapping the way you apply and release bite pressure, we can identify problems that call for corrective work. Through TMJ therapy, we can help address awkward imbalances that have left you with with misaligned jaw joints and issues with muscle tension. A custom oral appliance can help you fix concerns about the way you jaw joints are aligned, something that can lead to reduced stress and fewer problems with awkward movement. If necessary, we can also discuss treatment for teeth that are in poor health, and no longer able to absorb pressure.
Restoring Unhealthy Teeth That Affect Your Bite
Cavities, dental damage, and even problems with undersized teeth can affect the way that you bite and chew. Until these problems are addressed, you may have a difficult time avoiding frustrating issues with pain and sensitivity. Through restorative dental treatment, we can directly deal with these matters to improve your smile and quality of life!
Frustrated By Jaw Pain And Stiffness? Lathrop Dental Center Can Help!
Living with pain whenever you bite, chew, and speak can lead to obvious frustrations. Fortunately, the right treatment can help you move past these issues and enjoy a better quality of life. To find out more about how we can help you, please reach out to Lathrop Dental Center in Katy, TX at 832-437-3849.