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How effective can splint therapy be for TMJ and jaw joint problems?

How effective can splint therapy be for TMJ and jaw joint problems?

Highly: The right type of appliance, properly designed and adjusted very precisely can be very effective. Most appliances lack these features and don't deliver the full diagnostic and therapeutic potential of this non-invasive approach. Carefully done, an anatomical orthosis can al, ist always eliminate he need for invasive and painful surgery. ...Read more

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Dr. Stratos Christianakis
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Joints (Definition)

Joints are parts of the body, formed by the cartilage-covered ends of bones plus the strong, flexible ligaments that attach the bones to one another. Movements at the joints in the body allow the different parts of the body to move in ...Read more


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How good is splint therapy for TMJ and jaw joint problems?

How good is splint therapy for TMJ and jaw joint problems?

Great!: An oral orthotic (spint/night guard), designed correctly for the correct problem, can be very helpful. The etiology (cause) of the problem also needs to be addressed. Parafunctional habits like clenching, grinding, gum chewing, biting finger nails, chewing ice? Arthritis? Past trauma? ...Read more

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I'm having some jaw joint problems, should I see my dentist or a ent?

I'm having some jaw joint problems, should I see my dentist or a ent?

Either one: Either one is appropriate but i would start with your own dentist or an oral surgeon. ...Read more

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I am 75, I have a TMJ problem, where my jaw joint is. Is twin block or bionator better for TMJ conditions?

I am 75, I have a TMJ problem, where my jaw joint is. Is twin block or bionator better for TMJ conditions?

Depends: Neither should be first line treatment. You should start with simpler, less expensive treatment like meds, self are program, soft diet, heat or cold. Which device is better if you need a device depends on factors beyond the information given here. ...Read more

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I was hit by an airbag 10yrs ago resulting in tmj. I have tried everything from splints to arthrocentesis. The MRI shows both joints are damaged & displaced & the lower jaw bone is now flat. Surgery is scheduled. Is this my best option?

I was hit by an airbag 10yrs ago resulting in tmj. I have tried everything from splints to arthrocentesis. The MRI shows both joints are damaged & displaced & the lower jaw bone is now flat. Surgery is scheduled. Is this my best option?

Depends: Probably. Depends on the surgeon, and the surgery. Open surgery or artlhroscopic. Your surgeon should have vast experience with TMJ surgery Arthroscopic surgery much less invasive. Can be indicated even in a case like yours. Are you also being managed by a TMJ non-surgical specialist? You should be. Good luck. ...Read more

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If a chiropractor cracks your jaw joint for tmj, does that make the joint worse or help the tmj?

If a chiropractor cracks your jaw joint for tmj, does that make the joint worse or help the tmj?

Jaw cracks: It depends on what is wrong with your jaw that the chiropractor adjusted it. You should see an oral surgeon or a dentist that specializes in TMJ disorders for a complete dental, jaw and joint evaluation. ...Read more

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I have had a TMJ jaw joint flush 4 weeks ago, and my tinnitus hasn't gone away. What can I do?, I really hate tinnitus.

I have had a TMJ jaw joint flush 4 weeks ago, and my tinnitus hasn't gone away.  What can I do?, I really hate tinnitus.

Tinnitus: is very common, affecting an estimated 50 million adults in the U.S. Tinnitus isn't a condition itself — it's a symptom. The best way to find a solution is to contact the American Tinnitus Association for a specialist near you. Here is the link:http://www.ata.org/ ...Read more

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My jaw keeps clicking. Is this a symptom of TMJ (temporomandibular joint dysfunction)?

My jaw keeps clicking. Is this a symptom of TMJ (temporomandibular joint dysfunction)?

Yes: The clicking noise is made when you open or close your mandible, the noise come because the disk that covers the mandibular condyle is slipping off or if it s squeezed while the mandible is moving. This is not a normal condition of your joints. If you have pain you need to seek help and in general an occlusal guard professionally made can do the trick. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Galland
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Splint (Definition)

A splint can be any type of external protection device designed to shield a bone or joint from injury. It may be used prophylactically to prevent injury or protect an injured bone or ...Read more


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Guarding Or Favoring Joint (Definition)

Joint problems are a clinical finding in which there is pain, difficulty moving, stiffness, or swelling at a joint (which is where two bones meet). ...Read more