Protection and relaxation
Clenching of the teeth while asleep at night is mostly triggered by unresolved stress. The stress is practically being "bitten off ". Because of the high chewing forces the enamel slowly wears out, the necks of the teeth get exposed and the jaw joint gets strained. Patients often complain of tense chewing musculature in the morning, headaches, pain and tension in the neck, as well as ringing in the ears (tinnitus). Clenching can also leave grinding scratches on the teeth or lead to defects of the tooth neck. The remedy here is a made-to-measure occlusal splint, also called a bite splint or a bite tray, which is worn at night. It relieves the chewing musculature and the jaw joint and protects the teeth. In cases of myoarthropathies (jaw joint problems combined with musculature tensions, mostly painful tensions of the chewing musculature and/or the neck) we work closely with specially trained physiotherapists.
Our services at a glance:
- Adjustive splint therapy in cases of jaw joints and chewing musculature problems
- Bite splints as preventive measure against diseases of the jaw joint and abrasions
- Collaboration with specially trained physiotherapists