A short-term evaluation of the effectiveness of stabilization-type occlusal splint therapy for specific symptoms of temporomandibular joint dysfunction syndrome.

@article{Tsuga1989ASE,
  title={A short-term evaluation of the effectiveness of stabilization-type occlusal splint therapy for specific symptoms of temporomandibular joint dysfunction syndrome.},
  author={Kazuhiro Tsuga and Yasumasa Akagawa and Ryohei Sakaguchi and Hiromichi Tsuru},
  journal={The Journal of prosthetic dentistry},
  year={1989},
  volume={61 5},
  pages={
          610-3
        }
}
To clarify the short-term effectiveness of stabilization-type occlusal splint therapy, a specific symptom approach was used toward 30 temporomandibular joint dysfunction patients with more than two major symptoms (temporomandibular joint and/or masticatory muscle pain, temporomandibular joint sounds, and limitation of mandibular movement). Eighty-seven percent of the patients with pain responded with this therapy and more than 50% had complete relief of pain 4 weeks after insertion of the… CONTINUE READING
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