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Descriptor English: Occlusal Splints
Descriptor Spanish: Ferulas Oclusales
Descriptor Portuguese: Placas Oclusais
Descriptor French: Gouttières occlusales
Entry term(s): Advancement Device, Mandibular
Advancement Devices, Mandibular
Advancement Splint, Mandibular
Advancement Splints, Mandibular
Dental Night Guard
Dental Night Guards
Device, Mandibular Advancement
Devices, Mandibular Advancement
Guard, Dental Night
Guards, Dental Night
Mandibular Advancement Device
Mandibular Advancement Devices
Mandibular Advancement Splint
Mandibular Advancement Splints
Night Guard, Dental
Night Guards, Dental
Occlusal Splint
Splint, Mandibular Advancement
Splint, Occlusal
Splints, Mandibular Advancement
Splints, Occlusal
Tree number(s): E07.858.442.743.829
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D017090
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.
Annotation: rigid or flexible splint used in orthodontics & treatment of clenching & bruxism
Allowable Qualifiers: AE adverse effects
CL classification
EC economics
ES ethics
HI history
MI microbiology
PS parasitology
SD supply & distribution
SN statistics & numerical data
ST standards
TD trends
VE veterinary
VI virology
Previous Indexing: Orthodontic Appliances (1969-1992)
Public MeSH Note: 93
History Note: 93
DeCS ID: 30635
Unique ID: D017090
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Date Established: 1993/01/01
Date of Entry: 1992/05/22
Revision Date: 2019/07/05
Occlusal Splints - Preferred
Concept UI M0025967
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.
Preferred term Occlusal Splints
Entry term(s) Occlusal Splint
Splint, Occlusal
Splints, Occlusal
Mandibular Advancement Splints - Narrower
Concept UI M000650132
Preferred term Mandibular Advancement Splints
Entry term(s) Advancement Splint, Mandibular
Advancement Splints, Mandibular
Mandibular Advancement Splint
Splint, Mandibular Advancement
Splints, Mandibular Advancement
Mandibular Advancement Devices - Narrower
Concept UI M000650133
Preferred term Mandibular Advancement Devices
Entry term(s) Advancement Device, Mandibular
Advancement Devices, Mandibular
Device, Mandibular Advancement
Devices, Mandibular Advancement
Mandibular Advancement Device
Dental Night Guard - Broader
Concept UI M000652739
Preferred term Dental Night Guard
Entry term(s) Dental Night Guards
Guard, Dental Night
Guards, Dental Night
Night Guard, Dental
Night Guards, Dental



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