Funnel-Section 1 Diagnosing Bruxism
IT'S EASIER TO DIAGNOSE BRUXISM
QuickSplint® temporary bite plane provides compelling visual evidence of parafunction, improving patient understanding and case acceptance. Here are a few examples of how QuickSplint can aid clenchers and grinders.
A) Perio patient is a grinder
You can see the abfractions and worn dentition on her teeth. You want to get the teeth out of occlusion while she sleeps, so her gum tissue can heal without complication.
B) Developing treatment plan for full mouth restoration
You have a classic case of treating worn dentition for a man in his fifties. The case could be staged, or you might try to accelerate the schedule, given some comments about his budget and timing. Before you finalize your choice of materials, you’d like to know if the parafunction is still active, and if so, is it severe?
C) Your practice needs a new patient promotion
Your practice needs a promotion that will attract new patients and be meaningful to the bottom line. Lots of other practices offer whitening promotions. It is hard to stand out.