Occlusal Splints in Charlotte, NC - Scott A. Young DDS

At Scott A. Young DDS, we specialize in providing custom occlusal splints to patients in Charlotte, NC, and surrounding areas. Our personalized approach ensures each patient receives the most effective treatment for their specific needs, promoting oral health and preventing further dental issues.

Understanding Occlusal Splints

Occlusal splints, also known as night guards, are custom-made devices designed to protect your teeth and jaw from the harmful effects of bruxism (teeth grinding) and TMJ disorders. By creating a protective barrier between your upper and lower teeth, occlusal splints can help alleviate jaw pain, prevent tooth damage, and improve overall oral health.

Why Choose Scott A. Young DDS for Your Occlusal Splint?

  • Custom Fit: Each occlusal splint is custom-made to fit your teeth perfectly, providing superior comfort and effectiveness.
  • Experienced Team: Our dedicated team of dental professionals has extensive experience in diagnosing and treating bruxism and TMJ disorders.
  • Advanced Technology: We utilize the latest dental technology to ensure accurate diagnostics and custom fitting for your occlusal splint.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How do I know if I need an occlusal splint?
A: Symptoms like jaw pain, frequent headaches, tooth sensitivity, or noticeable tooth wear can indicate the need for an occlusal splint. A consultation with Dr. Young can help determine if an occlusal splint is right for you.
Q: Will wearing an occlusal splint cure my bruxism or TMJ disorder?
A: While occlusal splints are effective in managing symptoms and preventing further damage, they are part of a comprehensive treatment plan that may include stress management, physical therapy, or other interventions.
Q: How long will I need to wear my occlusal splint?
A: The duration varies based on individual needs and the severity of symptoms. Some patients may only need to wear their splint during sleep, while others might benefit from wearing it at times of stress or concentration.
Q: Can an occlusal splint improve my sleep?
A: Yes, many patients find that using an occlusal splint reduces or eliminates disruptions caused by teeth grinding, leading to a more restful night's sleep.
Q: How do I care for my occlusal splint?
A: Cleaning your occlusal splint daily with a soft toothbrush and non-abrasive cleaner, as well as regular check-ups with Dr. Young, will ensure its longevity and effectiveness.

Schedule Your Consultation Today

Don't let jaw pain or teeth grinding disrupt your life. Contact Scott A. Young DDS in Charlotte, NC, at (209) 606-8855 or visit our website to schedule a consultation.

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