Through TMJ therapy, people who previously experienced daily or persistent pain have been able to move past problems with discomfort. What helps with jaw pain and stiffness can vary, as problems can develop for different reasons. At our Katy, TX dentist’s office, we can work with you to find out why you struggle with TMJ disorder, then provide lasting relief. In addition to evaluating you and recommending positive changes, we can provide different treatment options that make changes easier to make. For example, if you are not able to maintain a comfortable or even bite movement because of malocclusion, we can discuss orthodontic treatment to resolve this problem.
Are You Experiencing Persistent Problems With Bite Pain And Stiffness?
Problems with your jaw joints and muscles can cause problems throughout the day, and in more than just these specific areas. In addition to feeling pain and stiffness in your face and jaw, you can also experience neck and shoulder pain, as well as more problems with headaches. There are different approaches we can take to addressing your issues with TMJ disorder. One option is to ease tension and pain by using Botox treatments to improve your bite movement. With that said, we also provide services that help positively change your bite movement in order to reduce stress and prevent further strain.
Using Tekscan Pressure Mapping To Locate Bite Imbalances
By evaluating your bite, and the way you both apply and release pressure, we can better understand what is happening to cause excess strain and stress on your jaw joints and muscles. We use Tekscan pressure mapping technology to evaluate your movements. After we identify imbalances, we can work with you to change how you move, which can lead to a lasting reduction in stress.
How Orthodontic Treatment Improves Bite Function
Different dental problems can change the way that a person bites and chews. Sometimes, restorative dental work is needed to make sure all of your teeth are strong and healthy enough to bite and chew without difficulties. At other times, treatment to improve your bite function may include orthodontic work. We offer different options for this, including Invisalign treatment, for those who would benefit.
Talk To Your Katy, TX Dentist About Treating TMJ Difficulties
The longer you go without discussing TMJ difficulties with your dentist, the more these issues can affect you. At our practice, we can work with you to better understand why aches and pains are such a persistent issue for you, and to find long-term solutions that can ease tension and resolve imbalances. To find out more about how we can support you if pain is part of your daily life, please reach out to Lathrop Dental Center in Katy, TX at 832-437-3849.