If you have an uneven bite, or if you have a habit of changing the way you bite and chew because of pain, ignoring the issue can lead to problems you can be less than thrilled to face. For instance, if you are ignoring tooth pain by working around it when you eat, you could be ignoring an infected tooth that can reach a point where it has to be extracted. Ignoring an uneven bite caused by crooked teeth can put too much wear and tear on individual teeth, or lead to TMJ problems. If you think there may be a problem with your bite, bring the matter up with Dr. Browne.
What Can Happen If I Leave A Problem With My Bite Unaddressed?
Unusual or uncomfortable jaw motions can start to take a noticeable toll on your joints. If you go too long without correcting a flawed bite, you may start to experience recurring pains in your face, neck, and head that occur as a result of TMJ dysfunction. You can also demand too much of certain teeth, making them more susceptible to wear and tear, damage, or infection.
Fixing Issues With Individual Teeth
If you are dealing with a persistent toothache, or if you find that a tooth is too sensitive for certain items, you may be experiencing the effects of an infection. A tooth can become infected after a cavity causes an internal infection, or because of an untreated injury. If the matter is identified and treated in time, a root canal procedure can return your tooth to good condition, and – after a dental crown is placed – you can bite and chew like normal. If you keep ignoring the signs of an infection, it can reach a point where the problem needs to be addressed through a tooth extraction.
Correcting Problems With Crooked, Uneven Teeth
If your problems are the result of crooked teeth, your dentist may be able to provide a solution through treatment with MTM Clear Aligners. These aligners focus on shifting the teeth that are more prominent in your smile, so the process can actually demand less of your time than you expect. These aligners are made to be discreet, and easier to incorporate into your daily life, so your time during your adjustment is more pleasant.
Talk To Dr. Browne About A Problem That Is Affecting Your Bite Function
Untreated problems with your bite function can be serious. If you keep ignoring them, then you could experience unpleasant complications. To learn how you can make improvements, talk to Dr. Browne! You can receive the appropriate care for an injured or infected tooth, or discuss correcting problems with uneven teeth. To learn more or to schedule a visit with Dr. Browne, contact our office today at (913) 901-8585.