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Old 05-17-2005, 09:10 AM   #1
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hi, do u guys have to go to ur dentist every 6 mths to change the shape of ur splint? what is e consequences if we go in 8 month's time instead of 6?

 
Old 05-20-2005, 10:23 AM   #2
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Hi there - when I wore my splint I went in every month for adjustments to it, as my jaw repositioned itself. Six months for follow-up visits seems too long - a lot can happen in a short time of splint treatment. Are you wearing it 24/7 or only at night? A 24/7 splint showed by checked and adjusted monthly or every 6 weeks.

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Old 05-21-2005, 06:49 AM   #3
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mine is a night splint. actually i was wondering why wasnt i given a 24 hr splint...my dentist told me not necessary. how true is that...i do not know.

 
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do we have to see our dentist for e rest of our lives?

 
Old 05-22-2005, 01:41 PM   #5
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Probably - I see my dentist every 6 months for cleaning, check-ups, etc.

I'm hoping that by the time my TMD treatment is done, I will be done with seeing my orthodontist, but since I have another 2.5 years of braces, surgery, etc., I'll worry about that in the future.

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