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 one starts feeling pain due to this imbalance.
Differential diagnosis along with conservative treatment to find the optimum jaw position to eliminate discomfort is always considered at Dr. Koval’s office. We also take measures to bring in other specialists for a comprehensive gathering of facts in complex situations.