Efficacy of splint theraphy on Pain in the Treatment of Internal Derangement of TMJ-A clinical study

  • Altaf Malik Department of Dentistry and Maxillofacial surgery Govt Medical College Baramulla JK
Keywords: Internal derangement, Splint, TMJ


Purpose: This study was designed to investigate the efficacy of splint theraphy  on  pain   in the treatment of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) internal derangement patients.

Materials  and Methods: 15 males and 25 females aged between   18 to 37 years comprised the study material  in the Dental Implant and Faciomaxillary centre at Bandipore  (India). The patients’ complaints were limited mouth opening and  TMJ pain  . Splints were given to the patients suffering from internal derangement. Clinical evaluation of the patients was done before the procedure, and  1 week and 3 months after postoperatively. Intensity of TMJ pain  was recorded at each follow-up visit.

Results: There was significant  reduction in pain scores in the post-operative period.

Conclusions: Splint therapy  is simple and safe procedure for the patients of internal derangement with closed lock for improving mouth opening and decreasing pain.

Author Biographies

Altaf Malik, Department of Dentistry and Maxillofacial surgery Govt Medical College Baramulla JK

MDS., Assistant Professor


MD., Consultant Anesthesia


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Malik A, Majeed S. Efficacy of splint theraphy on Pain in the Treatment of Internal Derangement of TMJ-A clinical study. jms [Internet]. 2019May27 [cited 2019Jul.19];22(1):49-3. Available from: http://jmsskims.org/index.php/jms/article/view/390
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