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Journal of Arthritis
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Types of Occlusal Splint in Management of Temporomandibular Disorders (TMD)

Ahmed Yaseen Alqutaibi1,2* and Afaf N Aboalrejal3
1Department of Prosthodontics, Faculty of Oral and Dental Medicine, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt
2Assistant Lecturer, Department Prosthodontics, Faculty of Oral and Dental Medicine, IBB University, IBB, Yemen, Egypt
3Department of Oral Biology, Faculty of Oral and Dental Medicine, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt
Corresponding Author : Ahmed Yaseen Alqutaibi
Assistant Lecturer, Department prosthodontics, Faculty of Oral and Dental Medicine
IBB University, IBB, Yemen, Egypt
Tel: 00201144772955
E-mail: [email protected]
Received: October 20, 2015; Accepted: November 04, 2015; Published: November 14, 2015
Citation: Alqutaibi AY, Aboalrejal AN (2015) Types of Occlusal Splint in Management of Temporomandibular Disorders (TMD). J Arthritis 4:176. doi:10.4172/2167-7921.1000176
Copyright: © 2015 Alqutaibi AY. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
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Abstract

Treatment options for TMD include reassurance (patient education, self-care and behavior therapy), physiotherapy (such as ultrasound, acupuncture, short wave diathermy laser, heat exercises, and biofeedback), occlusal splint therapy, drug therapy, occlusal adjustment, surgical intervention and combined treatment. The purpose of this paper was to review information regarding the types, designs, and materials of occlusal appliances. In this review article, authors reviewed the literature concerning Occlusal Splint in Management of Temporomandibular disorders (TMD).

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