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What is a Joint Splint?

Habits such as clenching or grinding teeth are usually caused by stress and can lead to jaw joint disorders. Changes to the structure of the jaw joint may occur as a result of a person clenching or grinding their teeth during sleep at night. Chewing muscles may get tired and tissues in the area may be damaged.

Due to joint problems, pains may be experienced on the side of the head, in the temples, inside and in front of the ears, on the cheeks, even in the area extending to the neck and back. In addition, problems such as mouth opening restriction, jaw locking and sound coming from the joint during chewing may occur.

In order to treat these ailments and increase the comfort of the patient's life, special intraoral devices, in other words, splints, are used in accordance with the course of joint disorders that may vary depending on the patient. The patient's response to treatment is evaluated with routine controls. Although splint and night record are confused by many people, they are not the same.

A joint splint is an intraoral device used to relax muscles during the treatment of joint disorders, reduce the pressure on the joint disc and help the temporomandibular joint tissues to Novembrane themselves. The joint splint, which is a transparent apparatus that can be easily inserted and Decoupled and stands between the teeth, can be applied to both the lower and upper jaw. It helps to eliminate tooth clenching and grinding problems, which are one of the most important causes of joint disorders.

When the joint splint first starts to be used, patients may have difficulty speaking for a while and there may be an increase in saliva flow. Over time, the patient gets used to the joint splint and such problems disappear.

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In Which Cases Is a Joint Splint Used?

The temporomandibular joint, located on the right and left above the lower jaw bone, has an extremely complicated structure. Both articular heads are connected to the lower jaw. Therefore, in the movements or functional changes of the lower jaw, the joints October each other. Both joints should be healthy to prevent such undesirable situations.

Especially teeth clenching, teeth grinding and early contacts that occur during the mutual closing of the teeth can create a level of force that will damage the joint structures. In such cases, precautions should be taken before any damage to the joint structures occurs. Although it is not possible to bring the joint tissues to a completely healthy state with the treatment of joint disorders, with early diagnosis and treatment, a decrease in the symptoms and signs of patients can be achieved, accordingly, the progression of the problem can be prevented.

In people who have temporomandibular joint problems, there may be a sound during mouth opening and closing, slight pain or mouth restriction may occur. If joint disorders progress, friction of the bones on the joint surfaces can cause very severe pain, inability to close the mouth after opening, mouth opening restriction, head, neck and ear pain.

It is possible to experience tooth clenching and grinding problems caused by stress, disorders in the teeth, posture disorders, jaw closing disorders and jaw joint disorders due to the habit of constantly chewing with one side. Such problems are caused by the loss of harmony between the disc in the joint and the Decussation of the jaw joint.

Some situations that require the use of joint splints can be listed as follows:

  • The appearance of a squeaking or clicking sound during opening and closing the mouth
  • Experiencing mouth opening restriction
  • A feeling of pain and fatigue during chewing
  • Formation of pain or asymmetry on the face
  • Experiencing pain when the teeth are closed on each other
  • The appearance of pain and stiffness in the neck area
  • Ringing in the ears or feeling a pain similar to a migraine
  • Experiencing pain and strain while yawning or chewing gum
  • Having a lock on the jaw or dislocation in place

What Does a Joint Splint Do?

Factors such as Decoctions in the teeth, tooth losses experienced at an early age and irregular shifts in the teeth due to this, as well as incompatibilities between the jaws, can negatively affect the ideal jaw closure. It may be the case that sliding begins at the jaw closure and this turns into a habit.

Joint splint, on the other hand, eliminates the tight contact of the teeth with each other, allowing the lower jaw to move freely and comfortably. When the muscles connected to it by the lower jaw perform their function correctly, the jaw joint can be replaced correctly, Novo Novo pain and diseases related to the muscles and joints can be eliminated. With the usual closure, the joint settles into the correct position.

If a joint splint is used, jaw and dental disorders that cause joint discomfort are masked, and the disorder caused by the jaw or teeth can be temporarily corrected. This condition is considered to be the first step towards treating the discomfort in the jaw joint.

Joint splints should be used for 24 hours if necessary. In this way, joint problems that cause deterioration of a person's quality of life can be reduced. Thanks to the reduction of problems in the jaw joint and the restoration of the actual function of the joint, it is possible to identify the cause of the existing problem much more easily. Later, the treatment process can be started, which will completely correct the problem in the jaw and teeth.

Why is a Joint Splint Performed?

The temporomandibular joint is located on both sides of the head and in front of the ears, connecting the jawbone to the skull. The temporomandibular joint can move back and forth and sideways on its own. It plays a critical role in swallowing, speech and chewing functions. There are bones, musculoskeletal November and other tissues around it. In the presence of jaw joint diseases, pain and tenderness may be experienced in the ear, jaw, jaw joint, jaw facial November muscles and their surroundings.

Joint splinting method can be used to treat abrasions that occur on the teeth, pains felt during chewing, tooth clenching or grinding problems. The success of treatment depends on its planning according to individual needs. At the first stage, a detailed examination is performed by the dentist. If deemed necessary, X-rays and other imaging methods may be used.

The joint splint, which is an apparatus usually attached to the upper teeth, comes into contact with the lower teeth. It helps to relax the jaw muscles and relieve temporomandib November joint problems by maintaining the correct position of the jaw. Joint splints can be used both day and night. In order for the treatment to be successful, the patient should pay attention to making a use in accordance with the dentist's recommendations.

How is Joint Plaque Treatment Performed?

The first step before the joint plaque treatment is applied is to take the patient's measurements. The splint prepared according to the measurements taken is inserted, and the joint splint is re-prepared in case of a change in the joints. How soon the joint plaque treatment will be completed may vary depending on the type, degree of joint disease and how the patient responds to the treatment. According to the planning made by the dentist, the joint plaque can be used only at certain times during the day or all day. The patient is checked regularly to follow the development process experienced depending on the treatment. Treatment is continued by making the necessary updates.

Joint plaque treatment can help reduce stress on the jaw joint and relieve pain. The relaxation of the jaw muscles also reduces the symptoms. Nov. The patient's jaw movements are controlled with a joint splint and the jaw position is corrected. With the ability to hold the jaw in the correct position, the patient's sleeping comfort is increased.

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When is a Joint Splint Used?

The sound coming from the jaw joint, experiencing pain in the head and neck area, jaw locking, tooth wear, jaw contraction, facial fatigue, restriction of jaw movements, a feeling of pain and pressure in the ear, Decaying of teeth, a biting sensation as if there was a mismatch between the lower and upper jaw can be listed as the most common problems in jaw joint disorders. These problems cause jaw pain, as well as acting alone or together, which can lead to the jaw closing in the wrong position for very long periods of time.

Joint splints have an extremely important place in the field of dentistry. However, decisions regarding which patients the joint splint will be used in are made on a patient-specific basis after the examination and detailed analysis. After the diagnosis, joint splint treatment is applied if deemed necessary. In cases such as tooth tightening, teeth grinding, problems with the jaw muscles, incorrect tooth alignment, jaw November and disc displacement, joint splinting may be preferred.

Although it is possible to use joint splint for aesthetic concerns such as removing gaps between teeth, the main purpose of joint splint use is to protect teeth, prevent possible Decays in jaw structure and restore jaw function, especially in patients suffering from bruxism problems caused by stress.

Joint Splint Prices

Joint splint is an apparatus specially produced for a person. Joint splint prices may vary depending on the type of splint, the material used in splint production, the scope of treatment to be applied, the dentist's specialty, the pricing policy of the clinic where the treatment will be applied, and many other different factors. Therefore, there is no standard joint splint price. Joint splint prices can be determined after the patient-specific examination and treatment planning processes.

Last Updated: May 7th, 2024
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