TMJ Disorder And Your Bite Movement

While biting and chewing movements can appear simple, problems with the alignment of your jaw can lead to worsening pain, stiffness, and even problems with pain in your face, head, and neck. Our Katy, TX dentist’s office is prepared to help you correct problems with your jaw movement that have led to ongoing difficulties with TMJ disorder. This problem can have several causes, but with the right approach to correcting it, we can improve your quality of life. We can also look into whether you need restorative dental work for any teeth that are not providing adequate bite support.

Is Something Wrong With Your Bite Function?

If you are not paying attention to issues with your bite function, you can experience worsening problems over time. When these movements are awkward or uneven, changes in the alignment of your jaw can make matters worse, and they can also lead to pain and limited movement due to TMJ disorder. To see what the root of your trouble is, we can use pressure mapping technology to see how you apply and release pressure when you move your jaw. From there, we can discuss lasting solutions!

Using Pressure Mapping Technology To Evaluate Your Dental Function

Through the use of Tekscan Pressure Mapping technology, we can see where there might be imbalances in your jaw movement. This technology helps us see where there might uneven movements in the application and release of pressure when you bite. Once we recognize where imbalances lie, we can start the appropriate treatment to improve your jaw movement and ease problems with pain and stiffness. Therapy for disclusion time reduction can have lasting benefits, as it can also help you avoid overusing certain teeth and wearing them down more quickly.

The Benefits Of Putting TMJ Disorder Behind You!

Treating issues with TMJ disorder can put an end to your struggles with jaw pain and stiffness, it can help you improve your bite movement, and it can even stop issues like headaches, neck pain, and facial discomfort. Better jaw movement can also help you more evenly apply pressure with your teeth when you bite and chew, something that will keep certain teeth from wearing down prematurely.

Talk To Your Katy, TX Dentist About TMJ Disorder And Your Bite Movement

Through the appropriate work to improve your bite movement, we can help you manage problems with TMJ disorder, reduce tension and discomfort, and improve your overall dental health. To make sure we fully understand the issues with your jaw function and treat them properly, we can use advanced pressure mapping technology to determine where imbalances are when you apply and release bite pressure. If you have questions or concerns, please reach out to Lathrop Dental Center in Katy, TX at 832-437-3849.