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TMD & Bruxism (Splint)

TMD & Bruxism Splints (Dental Splint)

Somnomed Mandibular Advancement Splint:

Mandibular Advancement Splints are a type of oral appliance used in the treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA) and its related symptoms including snoring, teeth grinding (bruxism) and TMJ or TMD pain.

Somnomed is a type of Mandibular Advancement Splint that we offer at The Fine Tooth Company, Somnomed is very effective in treating the common OSA symptoms by moving the lower jaw slightly forward when worn. This prevents the obstruction of airways and keeps them open and as a result reduces symptoms such as snoring and teeth grinding (bruxism). Somnomed is the ideal alternative to CPAP machines for patients with a moderate case of sleep apnoea. The Somnomed oral appliance is less bulky when compared to the CPAP machine while also being more comfortable to the user.

At The Fine Tooth Company our expert team of dentists will assess your sleep apnoea condition to determine the ideal treatment plan for you. If you require Somnomed, our dentists will create a custom fitted device for your teeth to ensure maximum comfort. To find out more, call the friendly team at The Fine Tooth Company on 1300 My Dentist today!

Acrylic Occlusal Splints:

An occlusal splint is a type of treatment for people suffering with nocturnal teeth grinding. An occlusal splint is usually recommended as treatment for bruxism (teeth grinding) as it protects the surfaces of the upper teeth.

An occlusal splint is a slim, hard mouthguard made of an acrylic material. The guard is fitted to the upper jaw in order to cover the biting surface of teeth so as to protect them from the damage caused by teeth grinding. Although an occlusal splint does not stop the teeth grinding, it does however relieve pressure on the jaw joint while also protecting the teeth.

At The Fine Tooth Company our dentists will assess your teeth for damage from teeth grinding, then provide a custom fitted occlusal splint as treatment if required. Call 1300 My Dentist today to book in your appointment for an Occlusal Splint.

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