Temporamandibular Joint (TMJ) Treatment
TMJ diseases are disorders seen in joint functions as a result of intraarticular or extraarticular pathologies. Based on the clinical and radiographic examinations performed, protective splint treatment is applied to our patients diagnosed with TMJ disorder. These custom-made oral protection splints are used over the course of the specified treatment, to eliminate the signs and symptoms of bruxism and joint disorders.
What is Bite-Guard?
Bruxism is the habit of involuntary teeth grinding and jaw clenching during the sleep. This leads to some problems, such as wearing on teeth, fractures in the fillings, pain in facial muscles and joints, squeaking during retraction and protraction of the joints, headache, wobbly tooth, diastema and tenderness.
A 1-1.5 mm thick, hard splint called Bite-Guard is used during the sleep as part of the treatment.