An occlusal splint is a device worn in the mouth to correct TMJ Disorder/TMD (Temporomandibular Joint Disorder) or headaches.
If you suffer from any of the following problems, occlusal splint may solve it-
Pain in jaw joints
Clicking/ Popping in jaw joints
Headache, Neck ache, Shoulder ache or backache
Reduced mouth opening
Deviation/ deflection of Jaw jaoint
There are various types of splints. Soft Splints ususally do not work for TMJ/TMD issues. A hard splint (permissive splint) which has built in occlusal scheme is the recommended in these cases.