What are Dental Splints?

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Do you have a temporomandibular joint TMJ Plantation concern? If yes, then you probably have searched for several TMJ appliances that may relieve stiffness, discomfort, and pain in the area where the lower and upper jaw intertwine. Although temporomandibular disorders (TMD) may be cured without medical or dental intervention, most dentists often prescribe a TMJ appliance such as dental splints to prevent you from grinding and clenching your teeth.

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A Glimpse at What Dental Splints Are

Common Dental Treatment

Dental splints are the most prevailing oral treatment for TMJs. Although these oral splints cannot be used for longer periods of time and often do not cause permanent changes in your jaw or teeth, it can still help with TMJ Plantation disorders. Also known as occlusal splints, these dental splints include mouth guards and bite plates designed and fitted by your dentist for comfortable use.

Made of Clear Plastic

In order not to greatly affect the appearance of your teeth and mouth, these dental splints are made of clear plastic. Likewise, professionals see to it that these TMJ Plantation appliances will fit perfectly between and over your lower and upper teeth. It will enhance and promote the stability of your jaw, as well as, ease muscle tension caused by TMJ.

Worn Mostly at Night

Since all the grinding and clenching of your teeth happen when you sleep, dental splints are often worn at night. At first, it may be uncomfortable to wear and care for your splint, but when time goes on, you’ll get a hang of it. The most important fact is that you get treatment for your TMJ Plantation. Additionally, wearing of dental splints often last for 3 months or more.

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Know More about TMJ Plantation Appliances

If you have a TMJ concern and want to know which appliance or treatment is best to address it, you can always contact Oral Facial Reconstruction and Implant Center every time you’re available.