If you are one of the millions of people that clench or grind your teeth together, you may greatly benefit from a night guard or splint. There are many proposed reasons why patients clench and grind, but it is clear that whatever the cause, the destruction that can be caused to the teeth, gums and bone in a person that is clenching or grinding, is very substantial.
At Groton Wellness our dentists will frequently recommend a protective splint. The process of making the splint is relatively simple. First, we make impressions of your upper and lower teeth. Then at a subsequent visit we will try the splint in, make any adjustments that are necessary and advise you on how often to wear your splint and how to clean it.