Our dental professionals offer occlusal, or TMJ, splints to help correct pain caused by TMJ disorders, grinding, or clenching. Occlusal orthotic appliances are used to treat the symptoms of TMJ (temporomandibular joint) dysfunction. TMJ disorders are characterized by pain in the jaw area, and by noise or locking of the jaw joints. Appliances to treat this disorder typically provide buffers between the upper and lower jaws to limit the force of your bite, especially while you sleep. We invite you to contact Morrison Dental Group to learn more about splints and other treatment options for TMJ in Williamsburg and Norge, Virginia, and to schedule your consultation with one of our experienced dentists.