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What is the recovery like for tmj arthroscopy?

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Dr. Jayang Vora
Dentistry 48 years experience
Good: just like any arthroscopy I do not believe you need to worry more then some temp soreness. Good luck
Dr. Louis Gallia
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 45 years experience
Pretty easy: Pretty easy if the procedure is successful. The surgeon will want you to keep your jaw moviing. soft diet for a while. And have appropriate surgical follow up.
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 36 years experience
Speedy recovery: TMJ arthroscopy is a procedure that is a little more involved and invasive than a lavage. Recovery time from this surgery is several days to a week.

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