Splint Therapy Over a Time Period of 3 Months Does Not Provide Additional Benefit for TMD Pain Relief Over Dentist-Prescribed Self-Care Alone

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Article Title and Bibliographic Information: The Efficacy of Traditional, Low-Cost and Nonsplint Therapies for Temporomandibular Disorder: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Truelove E, Huggins KH, Mancl L, Dworkin SF. J Am Dent Assoc 2006;137(8):1099-107; quiz 1169. Level of Evidence: 1b. Purpose/Question: Does adding either of 2 types of splint therapy to self-care offer any advantage for reducing TMD-related pain over self-care strategies alone that included jaw relaxation, reduction of oral habits, heat packs, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, and jaw exercises? Source of Funding: Government. Type of Study/Design: Randomized Controlled Trial.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)160-161
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Evidence-Based Dental Practice
Volume7
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2007

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