I went to the doctor on Tuesday and he adjusted my splint. I was noticing that it seems like for the first few days after he adjusts my splint my jaw seems to be more painful. After about 4 days it stops and goes back to normal(not pain free/but not as bad).
I just got my first splint yesterday. I am trying to get used to it. I am sorry you are having trouble after your adjustments. My guess is that this is normal. My TMJD dentist told me that anything new will cause some symptoms.
How many adjustments have you had on your splint? Is is neuromuscular or an ARS? You may have already posted that, sorry if I missed it.
Good luck with your splint.
[This message has been edited by totallyconfused (edited 10-29-2003).]
I'm not sure what kind of splint it is. It is a hard acrylic one that fits on my bottom teeth. He adjusted the bite and also thinned out the area over my 2 back molars, since they are still sore (that's where my problems started). I've had this splint for about 4 weeks. Although it is the third different kind I've had in about 2 years.
I know that I'm not as bad off as some of the others and I'm trying to give this new doctor time to get this fixed, but after 2 years and the pain seems to get worse at times I've about had it. My husband went to a meeting for work last night and when he came home he could actually tell I wasn't feeling good. He usually can't tell unless I complain.
I go back to the doctors in 2 weeks so hopefully the pain will subside over the weekend.