TMJ surgery information and locations in Mexico

This surgery is done on the joint that connects your jaw to your head (TMJ) when a condition is affecting its usage. Depending on the needs of the patient, doctors may perform different procedures. This could be a same day procedure.
Depending on the needs of the patient, this procedure can be carried out with an open surgery or a minimally invasive procedure like arthrocentesis or an arthroscopy. Incisions are made on the front of the ear. All options are performed under general anesthesia, and involves the repair or removal of damaged tissue.
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TMJ surgery
Procedure: 30 - 90 min.
Hospital stay: 30 min. - 2 hrs.
Cleared to fly: 7 - 10 days
After surgery
Out of town patients’ follow-ups are scheduled with the maxillofacial surgeon after 3 - 14 days from orthognathic surgery. Patients are clear for flying after 7 - 10 days from the orthognathic surgery.
Note: Follow-ups can be arranged as face-to-face or virtually. If needed, you can go to your primary care physician to remove sutures or get medication adjustments.
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TMJ surgery frequent questions

Get answers to our most frequently asked questions and what to expect after the surgery.
Am I a candidate for a TMJ surgery?
Candidates for this procedure regularly experience joint pain, stiffness on the jaw or even hear popping or clicking sounds when opening the mouth. Doctors may consider it after other forms of treatment have proven unsuccessful. We recommend you to refer to one of our professional doctors for an evaluation to determine if you are a candidate for surgery.
What kind of TMJ surgery do I need?
Doctors decide which procedure to use depending on the condition and needs of the patient. We recommend you consult with your health specialist find out what form of surgery best suits your needs.
What can I expect after surgery?
Your health specialist could prescribe you with a liquid diet, and will encourage you to follow a series of exercises to strengthen your jaw. The amount of time you have to continue the diet and exercises depends on the kind of surgery you had.
How long will recovery be?
This depends on the kind of surgery. On less invasive techniques, you could spend between 1 and 2 weeks before fully recovering. On an open surgery times will depend on the extent of the damage on the joint, but generally takes 1 month to recover. We recommend you to refer to one of our professional doctors to find out more accurate recovery times.

Disclaimer: This information does not reflect the medical advice from our clinics. All cases are different and this treatment may not suit you. Always refer to a medical professional with the certification and experience. All of our physicians are fully qualified to perform these procedures. For more information and diagnosis contact one of our top specialized clinics.

In all medical procedures, there are chances of complications, the specialist will provide you detailed information about the risks of the procedure, talk to the specialist directly.