TMJ and dealing with a Bite Splint
I am currently being treated for Temporomandibular joint syndrome or other wise referred to as TMJ. I have been fitted with a bite splint that I have to wear at night. This helps keep me from grinding my teeth while I sleep. Or at least that is want I am told. It is more like I am not grinding my teeth at night because I can not sleep with the bite splint in my mouth.
I am being told that part of my TMJ issues are compounded with the fact that I grind my teeth
when I am stress out or sleeping. Well I am getting really stressed out because I can not sleep. My jaw really hurt at times and I know I need to do what the dentist
is telling me but has anyone gone though what I am now? How did you learn to deal with the bite splint? Advise please because right now I am Sleepless in Jersey.