Hi, I had mild TMJ problems, nothing really bad, so I had a splint fitted last Thursday and have been back for several adjustments as had trouble getting used to it. Im a musician so have to take it out to work (usually evenings) (Its a hard acrillic lower repositioning splint)
I have had it in for the last 72 hours and am just beginning to get used to it. Now when I take it out my jaw muscles feel really hot, and im getting a constant dull ache only relieved when I put the splint back in. Im really worried I wont be able to work
Is this the muscles repositioning when the splint is out? Is it normal to feel very hot (like a temperature) when you take the splint out? Im wondering whether to leave it out altogether now, I dont want it to make my originally mild TMJ much worse!
Thanks in advance