TMJ treatment/ Bruxism splint
TMJ Treatment/ Bruxism Splint- a patient’s temporal mandibular joint, teeth, and/ or jaw muscles can be injured by clenching and grinding of the teeth. This often occurs at night and the patient is not aware of the cause of the pain, nor to the damage to their teeth. Physical or emotional stress is usually a factor. A thorough exam will point to possible solutions. A common treatment to relieve the pain involves the fabrication of an occlusal guard that redistributes the strong forces and stops the destructive pattern.