Occlusal Splints / Night Guard

An occlusal splint is often prescribed for nighttime use to reduce the wear and tear on teeth when a serious bruxing or clenching problem is active. Basically, teeth grinding sounds like you either clench, gnash, or grind your teeth, you do the grinding often without being completely aware of your actions, particularly at night. It may damage for your health, because it can make a few serious conditions, such as premature loss enamel, fractured teeth, Temporomandibular joint disorder, and gum recession. In some patients with certain types of structural TMJ disorders, it may be necessary to wear an occlusal splint for an extended period of time. The patient will receive occlusal bite that has been designed to protect your teeth from grinding and clenching (also called bruxing). Also helping your teeth maintain their good position.

The Occlusal Splint has the function to reduce muscle tension and minimise painful symptoms by decreasing the jaw’s tendency to clench and grind. Using occlusal splint will decrease your jaw muscle tension and you will feel more relaxed and refreshed when you wake up in the morning. Every time you put an Occlusal Splint is over your teeth, for a few minutes you will feel somewhat tight. That is a normal reaction. We provide many occlusal splints that come with different designs. We will strive to make our an occlusal splint feel comfortable. Our highly experienced dentist will prescribe the type of occlusal that you need with very specific reasons. The permissive splint is one of the most common types of occlusal splint.

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