Conor and Cormac Shields have undertaken extensive postgraduate training with the British Society of Occlusal Studies and are experienced in the assessment and treatment of TMD.
Various muscles may be sore when testing, or broken and worn areas of the teeth can provide tell-tale evidence of clenching or grinding, a common sign of an incorrect bite.
The dentist may treat the problem by prescribing an Occlusal Splint, a hard plastic appliance that fits over the upper or lower teeth. This will be measured and fitted accurately so that when you bite on it, when your muscles are relaxed, all your teeth meet at exactly the same time.
The Occlusal Splint may have to be worn all the time, or at night only. If the appliance relieves the symptoms, it is possible that your bite will need permanent correction.