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Occlusal Splints MeSH Descriptor Data 2024


MeSH Heading
Occlusal Splints
Tree Number(s)
E07.858.442.743.829
Unique ID
D017090
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D017090
Annotation
rigid or flexible splint used in orthodontics & treatment of clenching & bruxism
Scope Note
Rigid or flexible appliances that overlay the occlusal surfaces of the teeth. They are used to treat OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP APNEA, clenching, BRUXISM, and their sequelae, and to provide temporary relief from muscle or temporomandibular joint pain.
Entry Term(s)
Dental Night Guard
Mandibular Advancement Devices
Mandibular Advancement Splints
Splints, Occlusal
NLM Classification #
WU 26
Previous Indexing
Orthodontic Appliances (1969-1992)
Public MeSH Note
93
History Note
93
Date Established
1993/01/01
Date of Entry
1992/05/22
Revision Date
2019/07/05
Occlusal Splints Preferred
Dental Night Guard Broader
Mandibular Advancement Devices Narrower
Mandibular Advancement Splints Narrower
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