What is TMJ splint?

Category: Equipment

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Generic name: Therapeutic splint

A TMJ splint is used as a stabilization appliance to treat pain and symptoms associated with temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMJ).

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
TMJ (temporomandibular joint) pain 10 3
Pain 2 2
Conversion disorder 1 1
Dystonia 1 1
Jaw pain 1 0
Jaw spasms 1 1

Show all 10 reasons taken


  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 1
None 5

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with TMJ splint

Side effect Patients

Dosages

Based on patients currently using TMJ splint

Dosage Patients
8 hr daily 1

Why patients stopped taking TMJ splint

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Expense 3
Course of treatment ended 1
Did not seem to work 1
Other 1
Personal research 1
See all 4 patients who've stopped using TMJ splint

Duration

Currently using TMJ splint

Duration Patients
2 - 5 years 1

Stopped using TMJ splint

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 1
6 months - 1 year 1
2 - 5 years 1
10 years or more 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 5
Usually 0
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 3
Not at all hard to take 3
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 2
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 0
Not specified 4
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1 patient evaluation for TMJ splint

Jun 20, 2011 (Started May 10, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for TMJ (temporomandibular joint) pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 9 hr Daily

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