Woodin Creek Dental

What are occlusal splints, and what are they used for?

Occlusal splints, or Night Guards, are used to treat a wide range of dental problems. One of the most common uses for occlusal splints at Woodin Creek Dental is to treat the problem of teeth grinding or clenching.

There are many different styles of nightguards, but the main objective with all of them is to reposition your jaw forward slightly, to prevent your back teeth from touching, so that you cannot activate your jaw muscles and grind and clench. The splint also protects your teeth from the wearing down due to clenching and grinding, and helps relieve muscular tension in your jaw muscles. If teeth grinding and clenching goes untreated, it can lead to a TMJ disorder, a condition that affects your jaw joint. This problem can become chronic and difficult to treat in advanced stages.

Teeth grinding can also lead to migraines in some individual, so reducing or eliminating it can help give you some relieve.

At Woodin Creek Dental, we will make you a customized occlusal splint that is made to fit your moth perfectly to provide the desired results. Please contact our Bothell dental office so that we can arrange an evaluation and make appropriate recommendations.

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