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A 40-year-old member asked:

Has anyone who has had tmj arthroscopy surgery feel misalignment?

3 doctor answers10 doctors weighed in
Dr. Wayne Roccia
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 17 years experience
Yes: Tmj surgery can result in some temporary feeling of malocclusion. This is usually do to some fluid inside of the joint space. With time, this will resolve and your bite will feel normal.
Dr. Michael Montgomery
Dentistry 41 years experience
Inflammation: Arthroscopic surgery is minimally invasive, but it is still surgery. Inflammation is a normal body response to the trauma of any surgery. The alignment of your teeth will be thrown off by the inflammation in the tm joints. May take 30-60 days or more to resolve. Your bite alignment should resolve as the inflammation decreases, but your dentist may need to make some adjustments.
Dr. Brent Mcfarland
Orthodontics 48 years experience
MOST ASSURED: When disc restored misalignment potential very high.

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A 42-year-old member asked:

Tmj arthroscopy surgery possible?

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Dr. Wayne Roccia
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 17 years experience
Yes: Tmj arthroscopy is possible in the hands of a trained and skilled surgeon. Debate continues as to the long term success of such surgery versus other similar procedures, so make sure to discuss all options with your surgeon.

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