Short-Term Evaluation of Intraoral Soft Splints
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Chronic pain is the most disabling and expensive nonmalignant illness in the industrialized world. A 1986 Lou Harris poll found that most the common reason people missed work was due to head pain. One of the most common sources of chronic head pain disorders are temporomandibular disorders TMD. It is estimated that 25-73 of the industrialized population will suffer from a TMD at sometime during their life. Temporomandibular disorders are a group of musculoskeletal problems that involve the masticatory muscles andor the temporomandibular joint TMJ. Treatment is usually palliative in nature rather than curative and generally involves multiple therapies. One of the most common therapies prescribed by dentists for TMD is an intraoral occlusal appliance.
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