Splint Splint


The function of the masticatory system, ie the bite, TMJ and muscles, can suffer from various disorders. The cause of these disorders may be several. It may for example be due to tooth loss, disease, TMJ, inflammation or increased tension in the muscles used for chewing.

Many people presses or gnashing of teeth due to stress. Some may be troubled by this in the form of headaches, sore teeth and jaws. Then a splint help to remove or alleviate the condition.

Why splint?

A splint is used to stabilize the lower jaw and relieve the jaws. It can also be used to improve the function of the masticatory system and contribute to easier tense jaw muscles relax. Finally protects the splint from the wear and stress on the teeth that gnisslingen causes. Usually rail only when sleeping. If necessary, the rail used around the clock to get good treatment effect.

Different occlusal splints – various functions

The most commonly used rail is a flat splint produced in hard plastic. It is used to stabilize the jaw and relieve TMJ. Bett Rails in soft plastic used to suppress the acute problems of the teeth, chewing muscles and jaw joints. Special occlusal splints are produced for example in repetitive strain injuries or disorders of the temporomandibular joint.

How does it happen?

The dentist makes an inquiry and decide which asked sham treatment that is appropriate. Impressions are taken of the rail. At the next visit, you get the rail. The fine-tuned and you’ll get instructions on how to use it. After that, you get up appointments and adjusted the rail further.

How does it feel?

At first it may seem odd to use a splint. Some feel that they become dry in the mouth, while others may increase saliva quantity. Anyone can experience it at the beginning of the use seams in the teeth. Be calm! In most cases usually go over.

Do you have questions?

Contact your dentist to get help.