Occlusal disease therapy commonly begins with “bite splint therapy.” A hard acrylic appliance, called a bite splint, is fabricated to fit snugly over either your upper or lower teeth. It becomes a temporary way to discover your perfect bite and jaw position. With the bite splint you will experience what a comfortable difference a stable, solid bite can make on your teeth, your muscles and your jaw. It is very likely that many of the signs and symptoms of your occlusal disease will diminish or even disappear during the course of your jaw pain treatment and bite splint therapy. How long this takes will depend on your situation and the symptoms with which you start.
Following this bite evaluation process, Dr. Robinson may reshape your teeth so that they move smoothly against each other and fit together in the same solid position that you felt when wearing the bite splint.
Keeping your teeth in maximum comfort, function, and esthetics for your entire lifetime is of paramount importance. Together, you and Dr. Robinson can work to address any bite problems and pain you are having and restore you to a place of comfort and stability.
If you are having jaw pain or discomfort and would like to learn more about our Atlanta Jaw Pain Treatment, please call us today at 770-939-7167.