Dental splint to prevent teeth grinding
Now you don’t have to just “grit your teeth”, so to speak. Many of us take stress out on our teeth. Identifying the cause is an important first step in correcting this problem. Chiselled and worn-down incisal edges, visible tooth necks, recesses in the chewing surfaces and toothache can be signs of overuse of the teeth. Rubbing or clicking sounds in the temporomandibular joint, as well as tension in the neck or pain in the masticatory muscles, may develop as a result. All these findings fall under the generic term CMD (Craniomandibular Dysfunction).
Often, the patient’s symptoms are not associated with their teeth. We rarely have patients coming to us with symptoms of grinding or clenching. Most diagnostic findings are discovered by dental staff.
If you suffer from headaches, tinnitus or neck tension, get your bite checked out. Often, badly positioned teeth – as a result of fillings or abraded dentures that don’t fit properly – are to blame.
With a custom-made splint, we can reconstruct an optimal bite position and alleviate discomfort.