The extreme pain to the teeth can be transmitted to the supporting structures, which get damaged. This can cause mobility of the teeth. Such mobile teeth may require splinting for a specified period of time till the supporting tissues heal and the tooth becomes stable.
In the procedure of splinting, the teeth are supported in its position for a period of time. This is done to teeth that have been inflicted with pain and whose supporting structures are affected by disease, which prevents them from supporting the teeth. Splinting involves binding a group of teeth together so that the action of biting is shared by a large number of teeth instead of being born by the affected tooth.