There is help for people troubled by grinding or clenching of teeth. A removable appliance called a bite splint can be specially molded to fit over the upper or lower teeth, depending on the patient's particular requirements. It's made from plastic, is comfortable to wear, and does not affect facial attractiveness.
How Does a Bite Splint Work?
The bite splint is used when relief is sought from a wide range of uncomfortable syndromes. These include headaches, neck aches, dizziness, jaw clicking or cracking, and pain behind the eyes, among others. Bite splints most commonly are worn at night: others use them for daytime stress, and a few require them 24 hours a day.
If untreated, grinding/clenching of teeth may eventually cause teeth to shift position, produce gum recession and bring about a general deterioration of oral health.
Find Out if a Bite Splint Could Work for You
Booking an initial consultation with your White Bear dentist can help us determine if a bite splint is a suitable solution for you and your oral health! At White Bear Smiles, we want our patients to experience relief from discomfort caused by teeth grinding or any other condition or dental situation.
If you have more questions about bite splints and finding relief from any unwanted symptoms, feel free to call our dental office at (651) 426-8998 or book with us online. We look forward to restoring comfort and setting up your oral health for success!