TMJ DJD repositioning splint?
Hi, Im 33 and was recently diagnosed with OA in both my TMJs and have some questions.
Has anyone got a repositioning splint from a dentist or "specialist" He diagnosed me with DJD after a CT scan showed "incipient and active djd" He then gave me a Farar splint to shift my lower jaw forward.
I've used this for quite sometime about 5-6 months and while i have gotten some relief im not entirely sure its the splint that provides it. My concern is if I continue to use this will my bite change requiring braces or overbite. Reading up on any scientific research about it is a mixed bag and might not provide relief at all.
I also was recently diagnosed with sleep apnea which ive probably had for many years so thats my assumption of what caused my OA.
I've also seen some articles that the TMJ can stabilize and effectively be pain & degeneration free. I find it hard to see someone who can help me, idk where to turn to for help.
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