Splint or Night Guard
A night guard or an occlusal splint is a custom made acrylic removable appliance moulded to fit your upper teeth or lower teeth. It is used to treatment patients with TMJ disorder, bruxism, headaches or neck pain. Bruxism, otherwise known as grinding, is excessive clenching of the teeth that is not associated with normal chewing/eating. Grinding can lead to permanent damage to your teeth or your TMJ, and wearing a splint as prescribed is often a safe and cost effective treatment option.