occlusal splint


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occlusal splint

A splint fashioned to cover the incisal and occlusal surfaces of a dental arch to stabilize the teeth, treat bruxism, or facilitate proper occlusal positioning.
See also: splint

night guard

(nīt gahrd)
Removable acrylic appliance intended to relieve temporomandibular joint pain and other effects of bruxism.
Synonym(s): occlusal guard.
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The participants were randomly assigned to perform the tasks with the occlusal splint, at the first session, and without it 48 hours later or vice versa.
Lalwani, "Occlusal splint therapy in temporomandibular joint disorders: an update review," Journal of International Oral Health, vol.
(26) investigated relation of the occlusal splint vertical thickness and nocturnal EMG activities of masticatory muscles.
Evaluation of the effect of two different occlusal splints on maximum occlusal force in patients with sleep bruxism: a pilot study.Journal of Advanced Prosthodontics, 6(2), 103-108.
A recent meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) of occlusal splints concluded that well-adjusted hard occlusal stabilization appliances designed to promote relaxation have a significantly higher efficacy in the treatment of TMD pain when compared to non- occluding appliances and no treatment [5].
Key Words: Occlusal splint, Pain, Masticatory muscles, TMPDs.
Hamada, "The initial effects of occlusal splint vertical thickness on the nocturnal EMG activities of masticatory muscles in subjects with a bruxism habit," International Journal of Prosthodontics, vol.
An occlusal splint was made using the distance on the upper jaw model, with a 1.5-mm thickness plate of polyvinyl chloride (PVC).
One of TMD treatment strategies is to apply the therapy using occlusal splints in patients.
Influences of stabilization occlusal splint on craniocervical relationshis.