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Help!--nightguard/splint questions

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Old 06-12-2009, 07:15 AM   #1
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Unhappy Help!--nightguard/splint questions

Hi all---I've recently been having trouble with my dentist designing an effective night guard. I have pretty bad tmj, which ones should I be wearing?
I couldn't tolerate the NTI, and I just tried a flat plane splint, but in certain positions, it feels like i"m only touching in 1 spot, --major problem for joints. My last splint was "worn in" perfect to my bite but with a little room to move on it, not real bumpy at all. IT was originally designed to be a 24/7 wearing splint, and then I only wore it at night. My joints are way worse now, so I"m finding nothing comfortable, (at least what my dentist has tried so far).
Any input would be great..J.

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Old 06-18-2009, 07:05 PM   #2
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Re: Help!--nightguard/splint questions

Maybe you need to see a specialist like I did. I got my splint about 15 years ago, so I'm not familiar with all the names or types. I just went to a prosthodontist, a specialist who makes prosthesis for people's mouths. He made the splint from a mold of my upper teeth. It fits snuggly, and that's how I like it. It keeps my teeth in alignment and prevents me from clenching at night. I hope you get it worked out.

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