Patients who experience difficulty eating, pain when opening or closing their mouth, or frequent head, shoulder, and back pain could be suffering from a misaligned bite. At Koval & Koval, we are experienced in differentiating and managing pain from the muscles of chewing and the TMJ (tempero-mandibular joint.)
Both facial joints and muscles have the ability to adapt to the position of the teeth. A muscular imbalance can occur when the teeth are not in the correct position due to disease or other difficulties. This is considered pathological when the patient starts feeling pain due to this imbalance.
At Dr. Koval’s office, we carefully diagnose the cause and apply conservative treatment methods to find the patient’s best jaw position and eliminate any pain. We also bring in other specialists to gather comprehensive facts in complex situations.