Being able to bite comfortably can be more important than you realize. If you have problems with dental sensitivity that changes the way you apply pressure while biting and chewing, you can create excessive pressure on your jaw joints. As that pressure mounts, you can start to experience issues with TMJ dysfunction, which can lead to unpleasant experiences with pain in your face, neck, and head. Of course, you should also be concerned about the tooth itself – pain or sensitivity can be a sign of an infection that will require restorative dental care. Your Houston, TX dentist can place a dental crown on a vulnerable tooth, and make sure any issues with an infection are treated, so that your tooth and bite function can be restored.
Problems With Your Bite Function Can Create Several Troubling Issues
A natural bite function should the amount of pressure placed on your jaw joints and muscles, and evenly distributes force among your teeth. If any problem makes a normal bite function more difficult, the strain can start to affect your jaw, and that can lead to chronic headaches, facial pain, and more limitation on your dental function. You can also put more strain on your remaining teeth.
Restoring Teeth That Are Weak, Damaged, Or Affected By Cavities
To make sure a tooth is properly restored, your dentist will first perform a careful review to determine what might be wrong. Pain and dental sensitivity can be signs of injury, or of tooth decay. It may take a root canal treatment to make sure your needs are effectively addressed – this treatment removes damaged or infected tissues from within the tooth. Once this is completed, you can have a custom dental crown put in place to provide support, and a defense against a future infection.
Other Issues That Can Interfere With Your Bite Function
Dental pain or sensitivity is not the only issue that can create problems for your bite. Misaligned teeth can also lead to uncomfortable changes in the way a person bites down. TMJ dysfunction brought on by stress or a jaw injury can also lead to changes that worsen your bite. Of course, few problems can be as intrusive as tooth loss – the absence of even one tooth can create a gap that demands different movements, and more effort from remaining teeth. Your dentist can work with you to make sure the issues you face are resolved, so that you no longer have to worry about poor bite function.
Healthy Smiles Family Dentistry Can Provide An Attractive And Durable Crown
Healthy Smiles Family Dentistry is ready to provide an attractive and durable dental crown for a vulnerable tooth. Once placed, a crown can make biting and chewing more comfortable, so you are no longer using awkward bite motions that can create new oral health troubles. To schedule a consultation, call our dental office in Houston, TX, today at (281) 974-4494.