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Give Your Teeth & Jaw a Rest With a Dental Splint

woman listening to dental assistantIf you’re experiencing issues like grinding, clenching, clicking jaws, muscle pain, or headaches, getting a dental splint at MySolutions Dental Clinic might be the solution for you. Dental splints offer an excellent way to provide protection, stability and comfort to your jaw, teeth and muscles. After all, it’s crucial to preserve the health of our mouths, as these structures play an integral role in our daily lives.

What to Expect

First, we will inquire about your TMJ issue history and ask questions like:

  • How long have you had problems (muscles pain, headaches, grinding, etc.)?
  • Have you had any accident or orthodontic treatment before?
  • Have you recently noticed the position of your teeth has changed?
  • Does your bite feel funny?
  • Do your muscles often feel tension?

To tailor our approach, we begin with a thorough examination lasting around an hour. During the examination, Dr Chen (Dentist) will examine your jaw, muscles, and teeth and ask if you have sleep problems or airway obstruction. We will also take an OPG X-ray (and if needed a CBCT).

Based on the exam findings and images taken, your dentist will determine which type of splint is suitable for your condition. “I also tell the patient that the splint could be part of a multidisciplinary treatment, and that they may need orthodontic treatment or clear aligners to correct their bite and teeth, or eventually need restorations,” said Dr Chen.

We select the appropriate type of splint that aligns with your needs. This could be an occlusal splint, anterior splint, Michigan splint, or even a Mandibular Advancement Splint (MAS) for sleep problems or airway issues.

Benefits & Alternatives

Our splints are designed to protect teeth from grinding and alleviate jaw or muscle pain.

While splints offer significant benefits, it’s important to note that complex TMJ issues may require additional treatment. We ensure you’re informed about all suitable alternatives based on your unique situation.

Insurance Coverage and Beyond

Insurance may cover some of your dental splint fees, making your treatment more accessible. Additionally, our comprehensive approach could involve orthodontic treatment, crowns, veneers, bridges, and even implants, all aimed at enhancing your quality of life.

Your dental wellbeing is our top priority. If you’re considering dental splints or want to explore alternative treatment options, we’re here to guide you every step of the way. Reach out to us today to book an appointment.

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