Occlusal Splint

An occlusal splint is an aid to stop clenching and grinding of teeth especially while sleeping.

The occlusal splint is made of hard plastic, similar to a plastic denture, which covers the grinding surface of the teeth. It greatly reduces muscle strain of the musculature of the face, as over closure of your mouth cannot happen, with the layer of plastic between the teeth.

The grinding of teeth at night (Nocturnal Bruxism) is often a result of exaggerated muscular activity, beyond the patient’s control, which can lead to excessive wearing of the teeth, jaw joint problems and tension headaches. The treatment can be as straightforward as a simple bite plate, or ‘occlusal splint’, worn at night time.

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