Estudio Clínico a Azar de Férulas Blandas Intraorales en el Tratamiento Paliativo del Dolor Muscular Masticatorio

Edward Wright, Gary Anderson, Jofin Schulte

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Resumen

Thirty subjects seeking treatment for masticatory muscle pain at a university-based TMJ clinic were randomly assigned to soft-splint, palliative-treatment, and no-treatment groups. After 4 to 11 weeks of treatment, subjects were evaluated for changes from their base-line levels of symptoms, maximum pain-free opening, pain thresh-olds measured by a pressure algometer, and occlusal contacts. With the use of the multivariate analysis of variance and analysis of covariance, the results suggest that the soft-splint group had statis-tically significant improvement (V < .01), the palliative-treatment group had improvement that was not statistically significant, and the no-treatment group had a slight aggravation of symptoms. The soft-splint group had fewer occlusal contact changes assessed with shimstock compared to the palliative-treatment and no-treatment groups. The findings of this study suggest that the soft splint is an effective short-term treatment for reducing the signs and symptoms of masticatory muscle pain in patients, and the soft splint does not cause occlusal changes.

Título traducido de la contribuciónA randomized clinical trial of intraoral soft splints and palliative treatment for masticatory muscle pain
Idioma originalSpanish
Páginas (desde-hasta)192-199
Número de páginas8
PublicaciónJournal of Oral and Facial Pain and Headache
Volumen9
N.º2
EstadoPublished - 1995
Publicado de forma externa

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dentistry (miscellaneous)
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

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