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A 25-year-old female asked:

How long will it last the inflammation of the tmj joint in case you have done an athroscopy?is it normal to fell the inflmmation after half year?

4 doctor answers8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Brijesh Chandwani
Orofacial Pain 12 years experience
Second opinion. : Usually inflammation tends to go down with management of temporomandibular disorders. I am assuming you have swelling along with pain and trouble moving the jaws. Get a second opinion. You can find a practitioner on www.Aaop.Org.
Dr. Duane Keller
46 years experience
Rx the Cause: Joints do not go bad without a reason. Treating the joint with an arthroscope treats the cause, but may not treat why the joint has become compromised. Usually the joint is in the wrong position and this must be addressed for the joint to be able to function properly. Talk to your dentist to find out why the joint was compromised and then proceed to treat the cause, not the effect.
Dr. William Williams
Dentistry - Cosmetic 47 years experience
TMJ results: Tmj arthroscopy is a procedure with a finite goal. Each procedure is different and the condition being treated is different. The tool that does the treatment, the arthroscope, merely accesses the joint. You should normally find that any surgical repair or treatment should be reaching maximum improvement within six to ten weeks. Longer would indicate that more (different) therapy is required.
Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial 46 years experience
No not normal: Not normal. should have settled down earlier. Talk to TMJ surgeon about it.
Last updated Mar 20, 2015
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