The most common treatment for temporomandibular problems (TMDs)is dental splints. Bite plates and mouth guards are examples of dental splints, often known as occlusal splints.
People who have problems with their temporomandibular joints get dental splints the most often (TMDs). These splints are only used for a short time. They don't change the shape of your teeth or jaw.
They are called occlusal splints, and they include bite plates and mouth guards for teeth. They are made by a dentist. They are often made of clear plastic. Fit between and over the top and bottom teeth.
Dental splints can help relax muscles and keep the jaw in place. Do this by making sure you don't grind your teeth or close your jaw, which could be causing muscle tension and pain.
Splints are mostly worn at night because people tend to clench or grind their teeth while they sleep. Wearing and taking care of your splint may be difficult at first. It is important treatment that could last for three months or more.
You might be told to wear a splint all day and at night for about two weeks, then only at night when you're stressed or hurt. This may help a disc move back to where it should be.
They say that splint therapy is good for people who have trouble with their jaws.