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When they wiggle.: If teeth start to wiggle that means they are loosing support needed to keep them tight. Splinting (attaching) wiggly teeth to strong stable teeth helps you keep the wiggly ones by spreading out the biting pressures over several teeth and not the few. The wiggly ones could even tighten up if treatment is give or by giving the a "rest" from hard biting forces. Earl. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Splinting teeth will stabilize them. What happens is that you're essentially distributing the forces from 1 tooth to all of the teeth splinted. This can work well in many cases, however if all the teeth had a high degree of looseness splinting can only do so much. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I feel sick on and off most of the day, wake with a dull headache. I have a splint for my teeth as I did grind but not as much now. What could it be?
Headache: Teeth grinding can certainly cause headache and TMJ and muscle issues. You need to go for a comprehensive dental /bite evaluation by a Prosthodontist to rule out any bite discrepancies and disharmony. He/she can certainly evaluate your bite and joints and treat or refer you to the right specialist if needed. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I had athroscopy&wore after a24splint. Teeth meet frontly now&jaw pain. Which is best solution to protect joint:permanent splint or teeth remodel?
There are many: Oral devices that are helpful in this regard. Two of the most common ones are the nti and the bitesoft devices - both of which cause posterior disclusion - prevent your back teeth from touching so there is a space between your back teeth. Consult with your dentist to see which device would be best suited for your condition. Hope this helps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When you are wearing a soft splint at night how long does it take for the tingling sensation s in your teeth to stop?
Insurance only covers surgery for tmj, i don't want surgery, don't have $1k for a splint, have biteguard but only protects teeth. What can I do?
After wearing a 24htmj decompression splint for the last 6months& my teeth are in contact only on front. It is hard to eat, TMJ pain.Is it normal?
Anterior displacemen: I assume that your disc is still anteriorally displaced and you have closed locking of the jaw joints. Hard to say without a history and exam. I would certainly inform the dentist/specialist who delivered you the splint and ask for options. I do some specialized treatment to conservatively get the mandible backward to try and get the teeth touching in the posterior again. Hope they do too! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I am wearing a decompression splint for the last 6 months after the arthroscopy, but my teeth are missaligned&space between upper-bottom. Is normal?
No: Swelling or a misplaced cartilage in your TMJ can cause downward displacement of the back of your lower jaw. This is first seen as your back teeth not meeting normally. Keep in close contact with your treating dentist to see if it a swelling issue or if the cartilage needs to be recaptured to the proper location. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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