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Splint Therapy

Splint Therapy

 

The treatment for these disorders will often include the use of occlusal splints. The splint is not a soft mouthpiece like those used for sports.  It is made from hardened acrylic, and is used to remove the tooth contacts that prevent the lower jaw from returning to its comfortable rest position.

 

We use two types of splint

·        Full arch – This splint is made to cover all of the teeth on either the upper or lower jaw.

·        NTI – This is a small splint fitting only the front teeth and is worn on a part-time basis, usually at night.

 

The type of splint Dr. Reynolds will recommend will depend on your diagnosis.  He uses the NTI appliance often as a temporary appliance before equilibration, in order to relax the jaw muscles and reduce painful symptoms. The full arch splint many times is used as a long-term night time appliance.  Sometimes, even after occlusal treatment, patients will continue to clench or grind their teeth during sleep.  This splint is necessary to prevent recurrence of TMD symptoms due to unconscious movements.  

 

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Dr Reynolds dental facility is the ultimate wonderful dental experience. Great parking available right in front of the office so you can walk right in. The decor is beautiful and they have great magazines and coffee. I almost never have to wait over 5 minutes. The staff is friendly and welcoming. The chairs are comfortable and they have tv's in every exam room. They also have windows in the exam rooms so it isn't claustrophobic. They have state of the art equipment. The staff explains what they are doing and using so that you aren't caught off guard by anything. They offer cosmetics without being pushy. I would recommend his practice to anyone and everyone in the city of Birmingham. The location is convenient as it is very close to IH 65 near the Alford Avenue exit.

BH - Birmingham

What a wonderful staff and an incredibly knowledgeable dentist. He end years of jaw pain by fixing my bite! Can't say enough good things about this group.

KH - Birmingham

I am a new patient to Dr. Reynolds. My appointment was received without hassle or wait. The environment is extremely professional and far exceeded my expectations. The staff is warm and welcoming. The office is aesthetically appealing. I went in due to discomfort of a tooth and received a root canal without any pain or discomfort at all. The dental service was like sitting at home in the living room in your favorite comfy chair, reclining of course. With t.v. remote in hand and in my own private suite, my root canal was comfortably done in record time! X-rays were done with out having to change locations in the office. Yes, Dr. Reynolds office and staff is modern and technologically precise! I even got emails and text messages to remind me of my appointment. To top it all off, the morning after my root canal I received a personal call from Dr. Reynolds to check on how my mouth was feeling, WOW!!! #CUSTOMER SERVICE#WARMTH#BEAUTIFULRESULTS!!! You will FORGET you are at the dentist!

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