Bite Splint Therapy
The Custom Designed Bite Splint
What is this? Simply, it is a mouth appliance you wear during sleep to prevent damage to your teeth from bruxing (the action of grinding your teeth). The bite splint is customized specifically to your bite, you’ll wear it on your lower arch, designed this way for your comfort. Most importantly, your bite splint will prevent further damage from bruxing and keep your facial muscles calm so you won’t wake up with a muscle-related headache. In our practice, we’ve found that over 90% of adult patients brux, yet most are unaware.
Do you need one? Yes, if you answer yes to more or more questions below.
Do you brux during sleep?
Do you have headaches (chronic, cluster or migraine)?
Do you wake-up with sore facial muscles?
Do you have discomfort in your TMJ or feel that something is out of whack or notice a clicking or popping sound when you open your mouth or move from side to side?
Have you cracked teeth?
Do you have tooth sensitivity esp. a tooth that has already had root canal treatment?
Each bite splint is custom designed using very exacting study models and then fine-tuned by Dr. Bloom. It takes several visits to get it just right, he will deliver it only when100% satisfied that your bite splint is super comfortable and perfectly calibrated to your bite. You’ll wear this appliance on your lower arch, made of a very hard acrylic it is designed to take major abuse from even big time bruxers.
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We Provide Adult Cosmetic & Restorative Dentistry serving the Following Greatern Southern New Hampshire & Northern Massachusetts Communities:
Derry NH 03038 | Salem NH 03079 | Manchester NH 03104 | Pelham NH 03076 | Londonderry NH 03053 | Hampstead NH 03841 | Atkinson NH 03811
Bedford NH 03110 | Hooksett NH 03106| Windham NH 03087| Plaistow NH 03865 | Methuan MA 01844| North Andorver MA 01845
Haverhill MA 01830 | Lawrence MA 01840