J. Scott Hadley, DDS Family Dentistry

Bite Splint Therapy

Many people suffer from nighttime bruxism, or grinding their teeth.  In addition to damaging the chewing surfaces of the teeth, this condition can also cause jaw pain from the repeated and prolonged clenching of the jaw muscles.  To alleviate bruxism, we offer the NTI, a bite splint that covers only the anterior teeth to prevent you from clenching and grinding. NTI splints may also be used to alleviate migraine and headache pain.  A small daytime splint relieves pressure but allows you to talk, and the larger nighttime splint protects you while you sleep.