occlusal splint causing pain?

Discussion in 'Dental Archive' started by Lalibela, Jan 3, 2004.

  1. Lalibela

    Lalibela Guest

    I got an occlusal splint about 2 weeks ago to wear at night to stop
    grinding. After a few days I found that I can no longer chew on the
    right hand side of my mouth. The bottom teeth on that side hurt so
    much (only) when I try to chew. It seems to be the lower right incisor
    or the tooth next to it towards the back that is the culprit. After
    experimenting with the splint in I found I can clench my teeth with my
    jaw twisted to one side in such a way that I apply pressure to this
    incisor.
    Could this be the cause? Any other ideas? I dont know whether to stop
    using the splint until I can get to see my dentist in about a week.
     
    Lalibela, Jan 3, 2004
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  2. Lalibela

    Dr. Steve Guest

    Yes, the NTI device makes the horse-shoe shaped splint completely obsolete.

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    Dr. Steve, Jan 3, 2004
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  3. On Sat, 03 Jan 2004 22:01:54 GMT, "Dr. Steve"

    But there is still use for the marshmallow and the ping-pong ball.


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    Joel M. Eichen D.D.S., Jan 3, 2004
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  4. Lalibela

    Lalibela Guest

    thanks for the reply. I forgot to add that my splint is a Myo Health
    Clenching Inhibitor mini-splint. Whether this just means
    mini-horseshoe or not Im not really sure but from my readings over the
    last couple of days about the NTI I can say that my splint looks
    similar & does completely disengage all the back teeth allowing
    contact with the lower front teeth on a plane of the splint. I think
    the lower incisor being able to clench against this plane is causing
    the trouble.

    It cost me $400 Australian.
    I would really appreciate it if someone can tell me if this is an NTI
    splint or not.


    On Sat, 03 Jan 2004 14:48:51 GMT, Steven Fawks
     
    Lalibela, Jan 4, 2004
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  5. That's the World famous Myo Clinic in Rochester, MN?

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    Joel M. Eichen, .
    Philadelphia PA

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    of an individual patient should
    be obtained through consultation
    with a dentist who has examined
    that patient or is familiar with
    that patient's dental history.

    STANDARD DISCLAIMER
     
    Joel M. Eichen D.D.S., Jan 4, 2004
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  6. Or... the marshmallow!

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    Joel M. Eichen, .
    Philadelphia PA

    DISCLAIMER FOLLOWS:

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    is provided for information purposes
    only and does not necessarily
    represent endorsement by or an official
    position of the SciMedDentistry gang
    or any other official agency either
    actual or fictitious or Steve Mancuso.

    Advice on the treatment or care
    of an individual patient should
    be obtained through consultation
    with a dentist who has examined
    that patient or is familiar with
    that patient's dental history.

    STANDARD DISCLAIMER
     
    Joel M. Eichen D.D.S., Jan 4, 2004
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  7. Lalibela

    WB Guest


    Stop ! Stop right there !

    You need an NTI !

    www.nti-tss.com
     
    WB, Jan 4, 2004
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  8. The Myo Health Clenching Inhibitor splint is a laboratory fabricated
    imitation of the NTI. (one of the owners actually spent two
    days with me at my hands-on course!)

    Your practitioner has simply committed some technical oversights,
    which can be found on the NTI website.

    One section is called: Interpreting Patient's Responses,
    and of particular note is that regarding a sore opposing tooth:
    http://www.nti-tss.com/InterpretingPatientResponses.html#soretooth

    -Jim
    (aka: The Original DeNTIst) ;-)


    Lalibela wrote:
     
    Jim Boyd, DDS, Jan 4, 2004
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