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

7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Gary Lederman
Dentistry
2 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Gary Lederman
Dr. Gary Lederman
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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Safe and Effective

Based on clinical trials, the joint stabilization splints the most effective appliance for TMJ.
Proper diagnosis is the key for the successful treatment. See an Orofacial Pain specialist for evaluation and treatment.

In brief: Safe and Effective

Based on clinical trials, the joint stabilization splints the most effective appliance for TMJ.
Proper diagnosis is the key for the successful treatment. See an Orofacial Pain specialist for evaluation and treatment.
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin
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Dr. Andrew Killgore
Dentistry - Cosmetic
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Often Effective

Often dentists will treat TMJ and jaw joint symptoms as an initial therapy by using a splint.
Splint options are widely variable and must be thoughtfully selected. Many TMJ related symptoms, although relieved by a splint in the short-term, have underlying causes which should be diagnosed. Go for the diagnosis, treat it appropriately and you may never have the need to wear a splint again.

In brief: Often Effective

Often dentists will treat TMJ and jaw joint symptoms as an initial therapy by using a splint.
Splint options are widely variable and must be thoughtfully selected. Many TMJ related symptoms, although relieved by a splint in the short-term, have underlying causes which should be diagnosed. Go for the diagnosis, treat it appropriately and you may never have the need to wear a splint again.
Dr. Andrew Killgore
Dr. Andrew Killgore
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Dr. M. Jay Petruska
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: TMJ

The most effective treatment is a mouth guard that is custom molded by your dentist.
An anti-inflammatory medication such as Ibuprofen is also helpful.

In brief: TMJ

The most effective treatment is a mouth guard that is custom molded by your dentist.
An anti-inflammatory medication such as Ibuprofen is also helpful.
Dr. M. Jay Petruska
Dr. M. Jay Petruska
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Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial

In brief: Very

Often very effective for TMJ disorders if done properly.

In brief: Very

Often very effective for TMJ disorders if done properly.
Dr. Louis Gallia
Dr. Louis Gallia
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