Splint or Night Guard
A night guard or an occlusal splint is a custom made acrylic removable appliance moulded to fit your upper, or lower teeth. It is used to treat 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 of your teeth or your TMJ, and wearing a splint as prescribed is often a safe and cost effective treatment option.