Archive for January, 2010
A bite splint is used in the treatment of tempromandibular joint and occlusal (bite) problems. They aim to give you an “ideal bite” (occlusion) which in turn will reduce stress and strain on your jaw joint and and the muscles associated with the jaw, head and neck. A splint is initially worn as often as possible (ideally 24/7 for the first week) and requires periodic adjustment as the jaw joint and its associated muscles relax and the bite changes. Many patients report great improvements in clicks of the jaw, muscle pain, headaches, neck and shoulder problems.