When Jaw Movements Cause Persistent Pain

Something as simple as the movements involved in biting, chewing, and speaking should not be painful or difficult. Unfortunately, for many people these actions will grow uncomfortable due to problems with TMJ disorder. There are several reasons why someone might experience this issue. At our Katy, TX dentist’s office, we can help you determine if restorative dental work or therapy to correct the way you move your jaw might be needed to put a stop to your pain. With our Tekscan pressure mapping technology, we can actually perform a detailed evaluation of your bite movement to determine how to correct ongoing difficulties with pain and poor movement.

Why Is Jaw Pain Becoming A Regular Part Of Your Day?

If you experience jaw pain and stiffness throughout your day, you are correct to worry about the state of your oral health. Letting these issues go unchecked can lead to worsening discomfort. It can also lead to problems for teeth that are being overworked due to an uneven bite movement. We can talk to you about your potential issues with TMJ disorder, and we can recommend different solutions to put the matter behind you.

We Can Gather Important Information About Your Jaw Movements

Through DTR therapy, we can correct imbalances in your jaw movement that we identify. It is important to apply and release pressure evenly with your bite, as this will minimize stress and help you avoid the onset of problems. After recognizing an imbalance, we can provide therapy to help you change your bite for the better. In some cases, we can also provide Botox to directly address your ongoing problems with pain.

Addressing Dental Problems That Affect Your Bite

Will treatment for your TMJ issues include restorative dental work? This is not always needed, but in some cases untreated oral health issues are linked to poor bite movement. One concern is that you are not applying pressure on a certain tooth because of pain or sensitivity. We can check its health, and if necessary we can restore it with a custom dental crown. Another issue is malocclusion, a problem with the alignment of your teeth that interferes with your bite. Through the appropriate orthodontic treatment, we can resolve this problem and help you correct your jaw movement.

Talk To Your Katy, TX Dentist About Problems With Jaw Pain

When you have unresolved problems with your bite, you can experience pain throughout your day. Issues with joint alignment, poor dental health, and uneven movements can lead to persistent discomfort in your face, jaw, and neck. Fortunately, the right corrections can lead to relief! To learn how your difficulties with jaw pain can be addressed, please reach out to Lathrop Dental Center in Katy, TX at 832-437-3849.