Originally Posted by Michelle W
I am confused as to why you can't get your splint into your mouth. I must of missed something.
heh. actually, i said that i wont be getting my splint for a *month*.. :) the reason i was prescribed pills is because my TMJD dentist believes that my symptoms will continue to get worse, since my jaw is sliding back at night. the drugs, then, are to tide me over until i get the splint in a month. the nightguard should prohibit my jaw moving: it would keep my mandible in the correct position. with the nightguard, my symptoms should be lessened.
ive had a difficult time with medications in the past.. a lot of people have felt that im too young to be prescribed strong meds, which is silly considering i was in pain.
anyway, i wish you well.