Performing A Review Of Your Bite Function

Is there really an advantage to having your dentist evaluate your bite function? When you struggle with jaw pain and stiffness, a problem with uneven or awkward jaw movement could be the reason why. To determine if this is the case, your Katy, TX dentist can provide a review of your dental movements to see how we can make corrections to the way you apply and release bite pressure. Your review can be an important part of a larger plan to address TMJ problems and improve both your dental function and dental health!

Is An Untreated Bite Problem Affecting Your Quality Of Life?

If you have issues with the alignment of your jaw, or with your movements when you bite and chew, stress on the joints and muscles can create lasting issues with discomfort. The longer it takes you to do something about this, the more that can affect your daily life. In addition to jaw pain and stiffness, you can experience facial pain, headaches, problems with your neck and shoulders, and even a tendency to grind your teeth! The sooner you address this, the sooner you can put difficulties behind you. Because we have the technology to digitally evaluate your jaw movements, we can provide personalized care to help you move past your difficulties.

Using Technology To Closely Evaluate Your Bite Alignment

By using Tekscan pressure mapping technology to study your jaw movement, we can learn how you are applying and releasing pressure when you bite. A review of imbalances in pressure application and release can tell us what your issues are with your dental function, and from this we can determine how to provide corrective support. By improving your jaw movement through TMJ therapy, we can ease ongoing tension and help improve your quality of life.

Fully Addressing The Issues That Contribute To Your TMJ Pains

To fully help some patients with TMJ problems, we may need to provide restorative dental work. Teeth that are unhealthy or just too small to provide bite support can require support from dental crowns to effectively contribute to your bite. By providing this support, we can help you reduce tension on your joints and muscles, and we can help you avoid problems with tooth pain and sensitivity you have associated with your dental function.

Talk To Your Katy, TX Dentist About Scheduling A Review Of Your Bite Function

Through a careful study of your dental function, we can determine how imbalances in your bite are contributing to problems with TMJ disorder. From there, we can offer personalized treatment to improve your quality of life by reducing your issues with jaw pain, limited movement, headaches, and more! If you would like to find out more about how we can improve your bite function and quality of life, please reach out to Lathrop Dental Center in Katy, TX at 832-437-3849.