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Old 08-16-2012, 09:12 AM   #1
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Location: columbus, oh
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Does bite splint work for teeth grinding?

I had some work done (root canal and crown) on a tooth and the pain is not subsiding much. The tooth seems to be fine, the drs say the pain is from my excessive night grinding. (apparently grinding every night just keeps that one tooth from ever recovering fully)
Dentist doesn't like my occlusal guard (the soft kind that fits to my upper teeth) because i dig into it and grind which puts more stress on my jaw.
He recommends a upper bite plate (Plane) that fits to the roof of the mouth and covers the top 6 or so teeth.
The problem is that plate is $1700 !!
Does anyone have any experience with a bite plane for either grinding or TMJ issues?
I really want to know this plate will help with the grinding before I pay that much. thanks

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