Addressing A Stiff Or Painful Bite

What kind of problems cause you to experience a painful or limited bite? There are different reasons why these issues begin to affect people. Some struggle with poor movement because they are trying to work around teeth that cannot provide adequate bite pressure. Others will experience these troubles because they have arthritis in the jaw, or because they need to do something about habitual teeth grinding. When you have problems with TMJ disorder for any reason, you should bring the matter to your dentist’s attention. At our Sheridan, WY dentist’s office, we can supply treatment recommendations based on your needs. Beyond directly addressing the matter, we can look for other oral health issues that have contributed to your discomfort.

Limited Jaw Movement Can Point To TMJ Disorder

If you are not able to eat, speak, laugh, or perform other ordinary bite movements without some discomfort, you should worry about TMJ disorder. This condition refers to any problems with the jaw joints and muscles that have developed; when you become affected by this problem, it can lead to jaw pain as well as limited motion, facial discomfort, worries over teeth grinding, and even regular headaches. By bringing the matter up with your dentist, you can learn more about the condition and what treatment can do to improve your quality of life.

Addressing Issues With Poor Bite Movement

By providing appliance therapy for your bite troubles, we can help you ease tension from TMJ disorder and stop living with the aches and pains associated with the condition. The appliance is carefully designed to modify your jaw alignment in a way that eases tension on the joints and muscles. With this relief, you can enjoy better and more comfortable movements, which can lead to a welcome pain reduction.

When Dental Problems Affect How You Bite And Chew

There may be certain issues with your bite movement and alignment that are linked to other oral health issues. They include problems with individual teeth that no longer provide the right support for your bite as well as concerns about poor alignment of teeth. For individual problems, we can offer support through custom dental crowns. For issues of poor alignment, we can recommend that you begin Invisalign treatment.

Our Sheridan, WY Dentist’s Office Helps Patients Affected By TMJ Disorder

Through the treatment of TMJ disorder, our practice can help individuals who are struggling with ongoing jaw pain and sensitivity issues. By treating the matter, you can improve bite movement, ease tension that causes headaches and other facial discomforts, and enjoy a boost to your quality of life. If you are interested in finding out more about how we can help you with this or another oral health concern, reach out to Grinnell Street Dental in Sheridan, WY at 307-672-7567.

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