Splint Therapy

What Is Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction?

Temporomandibular joint dysfunction is a problem related to the jaw joint and the surrounding muscles. This problem manifests with symptoms such as pain in the jaw joint, jaw locking, headaches, earaches, and restriction in jaw opening and closing movements.

What Is A Splint?

Temporomandibular joint splint therapy is an appliance worn in the mouth that helps with the healing of the jaw joint and surrounding muscles. This appliance is custom-made based on the individual's mouth measurements taken by a dentist.

How Does It Work?

During treatment, the splint is placed over the teeth and maintains the distance between the upper and lower teeth. This distance allows relaxation and healing of the jaw joint and surrounding muscles. The splint also reduces teeth clenching and grinding activities, thereby preventing damage to the teeth and jaw joint.

How Long Should It Be Used?

The duration of treatment may vary from person to person, but results are typically seen within a few months. Temporomandibular joint splint therapy alleviates the symptoms caused by temporomandibular joint dysfunction and helps maintain oral and jaw health.