I'm having disc plication surgery next Monday. Yesterday I got my surgical splint, its really 'indexed' i.e. when I close I close down into grooves and it fixes the bite. A big relief after months of sliding around on the pivot appliance.
The surgical splint represents the ideal maxillo - mandibular relationship. If you open your mouth and pull back your lips there are little vertical strips of skin attached to the gums, these need to lie in line with each other. I always though it was the midpoint of the teeth that had to align but these can be 'out' so are irrelevant.
Good luck on your upcoming surgery. You are in my prayers.
What is disc plication surgery? I've never heard of this. Even after 25 years of TMJ problems, I'm still learning more and more about it every day.
Best of luck on your upcoming surgery. It sounds very much like what's been recommended to me. The surgery was described as being fairly uncomplicated with a reasonably rapid healing time. I certainly hope that's your case. I'm still undecided and am really pulling for you, as I hope that this is an answer after months and years of wearing various splints. Take care. I'm sure all will go well for you.
Good luck on your surgery. Now that I know what this procedure means I have a better understanding of TMJ. Just when I thought I knew it all.
I'll continue saying prayers for you and for your surgeon.