The splint is a removable dental device that has been carefully moulded to fit the upper or lower arches of the teeth. A splint is usually worn at night to reduce the amount of grinding pressure transferred to the teeth. It offers relief to the jaw muscles and protection to the teeth from wear and breakage.

When is a splint recommended?

There are a variety of reasons that someone might require an oral splint, but the two main causes are, misalignment of the jaw joint and nocturnal teeth grinding. If you have tension headaches, a clicking jaw or your jaw locks, these could be signs of a misalignment. If you have chronic headaches, stiffness in the jaw and disturbed sleep, these could be signs of nocturnal grinding. Speak to one of our dentist to find out if a splint is the right treatment for you.