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Old 05-17-2007, 02:57 PM   #3
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Des Moines, Iowa
Posts: 59
alorcoy HB User
Re: Success w/ Splint?

David, I have a neuromuscular splint that cost about $5,000, but physical therapy wasn't recommended. I've had it for about three months. I'd say my symptoms (which had me crying on the floor at times) have gotten about 40 percent better. Definitely worth the investment for me. At times though, I get discouraged, wishing that I didn't have persistent headaches. My dentist says for me it may take up to a year to keep adjusting the splint to the right spot.

I agree with GT that I think a good splint always helps if indeed you have TMD. I have had expensive, bad splints that did nothing more than give me a better surface to clench at night.