Insufficient evidence to support the use of stabilization splint therapy over other active interventions in the treatment of temporomandibular myofascial pain
Michael Thurman DDS; Greg Huang DMD, MSD, MPH
Systematic Review Conclusion
There is insufficient evidence for or against the use of stabilization splint therapy over other active interventions for the treatment of temporomandibular myofascial pain.
Critical Summary Assessment
This thorough review, including 12 randomized controlled trials of limited methodological quality, indicated that stabilization splint therapy may be only as effective as other active interventions for myofascial pain.
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