... It did, however teach me to keep my teeth apart during the day and I it stopped my clenching during the day, but I got lucky that it didn't change my bite and move my jaw forward because that is what you don't want to happen. ... (2 replies)
... Thank you for your reply! I'm going to ask my new dentist to refer me to physical therapy so I can get the dry needling done. I had two sessions and it helped a bit, but my bite is off. I got an MRI and they said my ligament was a bit stretched. ... (3 replies)
... Gretagirl does give you good advice. I didn't choose to go with splint therapy lightly. I also knew I needed supplementary treatments while I was in splint therapy to address other things influencing the TMJD. ... (7 replies)
... I have a very very bad bite and my jaw is pushed back more than it should be so he thinks a repositioning splint would be the best. I would be using the repositioning for a short period of time and if I find that it helps, I would move on to braces. ... (7 replies)
... Just make sure you know the long range plan before you start this type of sprint that can permantly change your bite. Is braces in the picture?
No one cares more about your dental health then you do.
Best of luck. (7 replies)
... bite splint therapy. I am also from Mt. Pleasant, MI and going through the same thing. ... (6 replies)
... My Mouth has the muscle spasms and I have headaches, I clench my teeth like no tomarrow! My orthodontist specializes in TMJ. He suggested that I go through the bite splint therapy. Then I would have to go through braces after that. Is there any good comments about this? ... (13 replies)
... My third oral surgeon reccomended I get into splint therapy. He would not do it and told me to go see my dentist. ... (1 replies)
... of training with regards to splints and the function of the jaw. Through my personal experience, it is my opinion that both play a role in terms of how well the splint works. ... (4 replies)
... The arthritis on the left side means joint inflammation so your bite is out of balance. healthy joints aren't inflammed, does your knee hurt if you press on it? ... (4 replies)
... Hello, I just started splint therapy for TMJ a few weeks ago, and the other day, my doctor said he had to "adjust" the splint. ... (0 replies)
... of stress for about a month or two and noticed I was wearing down the enamel on my 2 front bottom teeth. My dentist built them back up and made me a soft rubber bite guard to wear while sleeping. I was biting through that in 3 weeks. ... (0 replies)
... bly basing the slpint therapy on the clicking he is hearing when you open and close as well as the visual evidence he is seeing on your teeth that indicates your bite is not as good as it should be. ... (4 replies)
... and now I'm going to to splint therapy for a while. For the next 2 months I have to wear this every day all the time, than I can take it out and wear it only at night. ... (4 replies)
... Braces helped me as well as Acupuncture and muscle relaxers. I had an open anterior bite and my teeth used to bang into each other and cause tooth and gum pain. ... (1 replies)
... I began splint therapy back in March. ... (9 replies)
... open bite you now have...only my last molar on the right touched the lower tooth. ... (6 replies)
... Hello there..I can honestly say I am one person who had success with my splint therapy. ... (6 replies)
... Thanks, Katie that is encouraging. It definitely has helped with the neck pain and some of the facial pain although I am still getting spasms and still have body pain and muscle twitching all over. I have finally been able to wear them all day and only remove them for eating and cleaning.
Can you tell me what the orthognathic surgery will do? I had it done years ago to... (6 replies)
... I loved my splint within the first month for the relief in the painful muscle spasms, and the reduction I felt in head, face, neck and shoulder pain. ... (6 replies)