Evaluation of different occlusal splints and counselling in the management of myofascial pain dysfunction.

@article{Alencar2009EvaluationOD,
  title={Evaluation of different occlusal splints and counselling in the management of myofascial pain dysfunction.},
  author={Fabio Alencar and Anne Becker},
  journal={Journal of oral rehabilitation},
  year={2009},
  volume={36 2},
  pages={79-85}
}
The aim of this study was to compare the effectiveness of different occlusal splints associated with counselling and self-care in the management of signs and symptoms of myofascial pain. In a double-blind controlled clinical trial, 42 myofascial pain patients with chief complaint of pain in the masseter muscle area were randomly assigned to 1 of the 3 experimental groups: hard (HS), soft (SS) or non-occluding (NS) occlusal splints. The Modified Symptom Severity Index (Mod-SSI) and tenderness to… CONTINUE READING

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