Clenching / grinding

Tooth grinding and clenching can cause many problems such as broken teeth, jaw pain, headaches, toothache and muscle pain. When teeth are ground from side to side, particularly during sleep, this can wear down the front teeth and the molar cusps can be chipped and damaged.

Clenching also tenses the jaw muscles, which are some of the most powerful muscles in the human body. This repeated tension can cause severe pain and headaches.

We are able to assess the jaw muscles and record how your teeth meet, to see if you would benefit from an occlusal splint.

An occlusal splint is usually worn only at night. It is used to protect the teeth and prevent muscle tension, reducing or eliminating the source of pain completely.

The splint was an instant relief to my jaw ache and headaches and more importantly stops me grinding my teeth away