Intra-articular and muscle symptoms and subjective relief during TMJ internal derangement treatment with maxillary anterior repositioning splint or SVED and MORA splints: A comparison with untreated control subjects

Simona Tecco, Sergio Caputi, Stefano Teté, Giovanna Orsini, Felice Festa

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Abstract

Discomfort associated with wearing an intraoral splint represents a problem in the management of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) internal derangement. This study evaluated whether the use of a mandibular splint during the day and a maxillary splint at night could be more comfortable and therefore as efficacious in internal derangement treatment as a maxillary splint (AR splint). Fifty (50) patients (average age 28.8; range 14-63) with confirmed internal derangement in at least one TMJ were divided into three groups: 20 patients treated with AR splint (Group I); 20 patients treated with a SVED (Sagittal Vertical Extrusion Device) and a MORA (Mandibular Anterior Repositioning Splint) (Group II); and 10 patients who underwent no treatment (Control Group). Joint noise, pain intensity and its character (as constant or chewing/biting pain), muscular pain, and subjective relief were evaluated monthly before treatment began (T0) and for six months thereafter. The following results were found: 1. Subjects in Group I and Group II displayed a significant decrease in joint pain (p

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)119-129
Number of pages11
JournalCranio - Journal of Craniomandibular Practice
Volume24
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dentistry(all)

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