Prosthetic Management of A Masticatory Muscle Disorder with Customized
Dr. Pavankumar R Koralakunte,
Assistant Professor, Department of Maxillofacial Prosthodontics,
Bapuji Dental College and Hospital, Davangere-577004, Karnataka, India.
Phone: +919886000211, Fax Number: 91-8192-220578, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Occlusal splints of various types and designs are used in the diagnosis and treatment of different masticatory muscle and TMJ disorders. These appliances or devices provide a relatively simple, reversible and non-invasive form of treatment management. Treating such a disorder is really challenging for both dental and medical specialists and often it is difficult to diagnose as the presenting symptoms can be variable. The present article thus describes a case report on fabrication of simplified customized occlusal splint emphasizing the importance of medico-dental team approach for successful management with occlusal splint therapy.