Occlusal Splint Therapy

The dentist can fabricate an occlusal splint to wear when asleep. The splint is made of plastic and looks a bit like a sporting mouthguard, usually for the lower teeth. Because the teeth can’t now grind against each other, tooth wear will be stopped. The splint, being smooth to grind on, also removes the “bite interferences” discussed above so in most cases there is excellent improvement of all of the pain symptoms discussed above, including the unexplained headaches.

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