Grinding and clenching teeth (bruxism) is a habit commonly caused by stress or changes to routine. Most people tend to grind or clench of a night time during sleep, and sometimes can be unaware of this habit unless a partner points it out to you!
An occlusal splint is an appliance similar to a mouthguard that is worn at night-time to protect your teeth and jaw from the effects of grinding and clenching your teeth. If you decide with the dentist that an occlusal splint is the best option for you, they will take a set of impressions to send to the laboratory. This will be received back within 2-3 weeks for when we will organise another appointment to ensure that it fits correctly and is comfortable.