TMPDSTemporomandibular Pain and Dysfunction Syndrome
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The use of occlusal splints to improve TMD signs and symptoms is controversial.4 Objective of this study was to compare the soft and hard occlusal splints for the treatment of TMPDs, to find out the best occlusal splint option for the benefit of TMDs patients.
Inclusion criteria consisted of patients of TMPDs, having tenderness of the masticatory muscles, restricted or deviated mandibular movement and myofacial pain duration for at least 3 months.
The result is in accordance with Block et al.12 who concluded that almost 74% of patients with TMPDs had complete remission of symptoms after 6 weeks of occlusal splint therapy but maximum improvement in study participants were observed in three months period.