One of the most important causes of jaw joint disorders is teeth clenching or grinding problems. Teeth grinding and clenching usually occur at night when people are sleeping. If necessary precautions are not taken for the clenching problem, it can lead to more serious mouth and dental problems in the future.
Clenching discomfort occurs when the stress that people experience as a result of the problems that arise during the course of the day involuntarily shift their teeth over each other during night sleep. Clenching can lead to tooth wear, cracking and even tooth fractures. It can also cause various problems in the gums. When these problems occur, it will cause jaw joint disorders as it will add the jaw joints.
The way to eliminate the problems that occur in the jaw joints due to clenching discomfort is to use night plates. The night plaque is produced specially for the person by taking the dimensions of the teeth. Night plates can be produced as hard or soft. You need to change these plates at certain intervals. In addition, you need to reduce the stress during the day to prevent you from facing problems with clenching.
People who experience abrasions on your teeth, pain in the jaw while chewing, teeth clenching or grinding problems can apply to dentists for Splint treatment, which is one of the jaw joint treatments.
Splint Therapy is an apparatus that can be applied to the lower or upper jaw, can be placed between the teeth, has a transparent structure and is removable. It helps to relax the muscles for the correct closing of the lower and upper jaws that are closed incorrectly. These devices should be used at night or for 24 hours, depending on the degree of the disease.
The splint is used to eliminate the tight contact of the teeth in the lower and upper jaws and to allow the lower jaw to move comfortably. Thanks to the splint, the lower jaw that moves correctly and the muscles attached to it help the jaw joints to be replaced and the problems in the jaw joint to disappear.