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What Is an Occlusal Splint? And Why Did We Recommend It?

Occlusal Splints | Vienna VA Dentist

Have you noticed an increase in tooth pain or sensitivity? Both could be a sign that you are grinding and clenching your teeth.

Chronic teeth grinding and clenching, or bruxism, can lead to headaches, tension in your shoulders and neck, and pain in the temporomandibular joint (TMJ). Like many people, you may grind your teeth while you sleep without being aware that you are doing so.

How Occlusal Splints Work

At our Vienna, VA dental office, we recommend occlusal splints to our patients to provide relief from the painful symptoms that result from grinding your teeth during sleep. These devices are customized to fit your mouth perfectly and prevent the upper and lower jaw ...

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