Patients experiencing pain when opening or closing their mouth, difficulty eating, 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 the joints and muscles of the face have the ability to adapt to the position of the teeth. When the teeth are not in the correct position due to disease or other difficulties, there can be a muscular imbalance. 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 to find the patient’s best jaw position so that any pain can be eliminated. We also take measures to bring in other specialists for a comprehensive gathering of facts in complex situations.