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.