| | Question about Nightguards
Hi, all. I know that this has probably been discussed ad nauseum, but I'm going to ask anyway, so bear with me.
I had my first appointment with my oral surgeon today in regards to tmj symptoms. They first appeared maybe a year ago, and have gotten progressively worse (though nowhere NEAR as bad as what some of you are going through!!! My heart goes out to you all!) Anyway, he told me what he recommended which included: braces to align my bite (I've known about this need even before I had tmj symptoms) orthognathic surgury (once again, was brought up a while ago), physical therapy (which I start on the 29th), muscle relaxants (which I will use sparingly), and finally, a nightguard (to be fitted by my dentist) to keep me from grinding my teeth when I sleep.
My question is, are they expensive? (I know it varies, I just want a ballpark figure). Do they work pretty well in keeping you from grinding? I know some people have experienced worsening of symptoms with them.
Any and all input would be greatly appreciated!
[This message has been edited by Djin (edited 09-17-2003).]
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