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Can You Fix Tmj Without Surgery
Nothing's as good: Best way to fix overbite, crooked teeth, over jet, jaw malrelationships, open bite, rotations, cross bites, etc, is conventional orthodontic treatment. Clear aligners are less than half as effective. Another solution is to cut teeth down and cap them (average life of a cap. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Orthognathic surgery is jaw surgery performed usually in conjunction with orthodontic treatment to correct a mismatch in the jaws related to a skeletal problem. A detailed examination and workup by an orthodontist, working together with a surgeon will result in a comprehensive treatment plan to properly correct your bite problem. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Define 'fix': Only a surgery can realign severe genu valgum. However, mild cases may respond to an unloader knee brace, or a well-designed strengthening program from a skilled physical therapist. Most patients with genu valgum experience worsening over time, however. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not by itself: If teeth are crooked you need braces. If jaws are crooked (misshapen, maligned, of different sizes), you may also need surgery. Seek consultation with a qualified orthodontic specialist who will also refer you to an oral surgeon for consultation if warranted. Learn all you can before making a decision. And don't drink the kool aid...If it sounds too good to be true it probably is. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Open TMJ surgery can help reposition a disc displaced anteriourly without reduction? Will it last this procedure?Thank you very much
Depends: Depends on where and what kind of surgery. There is no number each individual is case by case at the surgeons discretion. The thing that you have to be careful of is fibrosis and build up of tissue after each surgery. Each time is also risk of infection and death is always possible as well. Discuss risks and benefits with your physician. ...Read more
Depends on cause: Many contributing factors to Temporo-Mandibular Joint Dysfunction. These are primarily anatomic, muscular, neurologic, stress related, and malocclusion. Most "treatments" don't "cure" TMD, but instead act as a bandaid to reduce symptoms (pain, clicking, locking, etc.) If malocclusion is a causative component, the best cure is to eliminate the malocclusion. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
How to fix weak chin without surgery. I do have a teeth problems including crowding, and painful tmj.also, narrow teeth.
Consult with doctor: The weak chin comes from deficiency of the length of the lower jaw. Some people subconsciously compensate by jutting the lower jaw forward in attempt to mask the deficiency. This can lead to stress on the jaw joints, TMJ. Sometimes, braces are done to allow for the lower and upper teeth to come together only if the lower jaw is in a forward position. It is best to consult with the orthodontist. ...Read more
Nonoperative care: many herniations can be treated with therapy and time with eventual resolution of pain ...Read more
3-6 hours: The real answer depends on where the deformity lies and what operation is being done to correct the deformity. If it's only lower jaw advancement, that takes about 3-3.5 hours. If it's a combination of upper and lower jaw surgery, it's more like 5-6 hours. Of course, that does not include the 18-24 months of presurgical and postoperative orthodontic treatment required to obtain a correct bite. ...Read moreSee 8 more doctor answers
I had braces to correct underbite. The protrusion is no longer there via teeth extraction. I hear a clicking noise. Will i need surgery to fix tmj?
Second opinion: Surgery for your tmj/tmd and clicking noises should not be considered unless it gets much worse and should only be done with all other options exhausted. The noises are often very, very difficult to eliminate or even manage. I would see a tmj/tmd specialist for an opinion. ...Read moreSee 7 more doctor answers
Which are the surgical methods of TMJ disc repositioning? Do you need an open surgery or it can be done by arthroscopy?Thank you very much.
Depends: The specific problem and findings will dictate the treatment. Sometimes the disc is not repairable and needs to be removed and replaced. If the disc is ok, it first needs to be freed up and moved into its correct orientation. It is then secured there either by suturing, lasering, excising posterior tissue, cautery, etc. Some are done arthroscopically, some have to be done open. Key: lasts? ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Can I still play soccer with a partially torn ACL? Do I need to have surgery to fix it or are there other ways to fix it without surgery? Thank you!
Kind of like...: That's kind of like asking what to do for a broken arm other than wearing a cast. If your occlusion is fine but you grind or clench, a splint may be in order. If your bite is askew and that's what's causing your joint damage, braces and/or jaw surgery may be the treatment of choice. First determine what's wrong, then decide the best treatment path. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Very last resort: The first thing in treatment is a soft diet, antiinflammatory medicines, ice to the jaw and consultation with a dentist. There is a special mouth guard called an nti device which is very helpful in preventing jaw clenching and spasm. Physical therapy is also helpful. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Very few: The only time i would recommend open joint surgery is in cases (after all other more conservative approaches were tried) where there is severe restriction of opening or where the jaw joint has completely resorbed and is non- functional. Otherwise, as long as function is acceptable and a joint is present, i would continue to work with more non-invasive therapies. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
A few ideas.: Depends on symptoms, and cause of symptoms. 3 signs of TMJ dysfunction: joint noises, joint pain & limited oral opening. Self treat with soft diet, jaw exercises, massage, heat/cold, OTC pain meds. A splint or physical therapy would be next. Occasionally muscle relaxants, biofeedback. Xrays are done for diagnosis. Surgery usually reserved for serious symptoms not responsive to other treatments. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What is the surgery to fix TMJ like? I've been told that to fix my tmj, i'm going to need surgery. What is that procedure usually like? How long is the recovery time?
Should i get surgery for tmj? The pain has gotten worse lately, but it’s still not usually too terrible. I’ve heard that sometimes surgery can cause worse problems than the tmj.
It depends: There are many factors to consider. Surgery for TMJ is extremely aggressive and invasive. I would exhaust other treatment options like an oral appliance to adjust jaw position or Botox injections to relive discomfort. Be certain you are seeing a prosthodontists and/or oral surgeon to explain your specific treatment options. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Not bad: Like any surgery, there is discomfort for several days aftwerward. The doctor should prescribe a pain medication and give you post op instructions to follow to keep you as comfortable as possible following the procedure. You should feel gradual improvement every day following the surgery, if not, see your doctor. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Detailed Consult: You will need a comprehensive evaluation, preferably with an oral surgeon that will include a detailed clinical examination with appropriate imaging studies to determine what type of TMJ disorder you have. After evaluation of your clinical findings and imaging studies, your surgeon can advise you if TMJ surgery is indicated. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
TMJ surgery: Your otolaryngologist or oral maxillofacial surgeon will be your best avenue to submit any documentation requested by your insurance company and appeal any denial. Ultimately if your insurance company decides not to pay, you will need to discuss options with you surgeons. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Work with surgeon: Your insurance company may require your TMJ surgeon to get preauthorization for surgery and provide documents regarding your condition. Authorization does not mean 100% of all the costs associated with your surgery will be paid. Check your plan, call your insurance company. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Last option: Tmj surgery should be the last option after all conservative procedures have been attempted. True, if there has been severe trauma, then some surgery cannot wait. A thorough history and exam, including x-rays, an mri, etc. May be needed to determine if surgery should be considered. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Arthroscopic : Surgery to TMJ is a last resort proceedure for treatment of TMJ disorder depending upon dignisis but all option should be tried first. It is done artiscopically where a small incision is made ( two) so they can view the area and go in and correct , remove pieces , repair , disc or whatever is necessary. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: Arthroscopic TMJ surgery has been around for decades in this country. Due to unique surgical skill set required to perform arthroscopic TMJ surgery, you may have to call around a few times before you find an oral and maxillofacial surgeon who can perform such cases. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Fat graft TMJ: The dermis fat graft TMJ surgery is a safe and effective procedure in the management of TMJ ankylosis. There is not enough scientific data is available, but procedure prevents re-ankylosis especially in children. For more information discuss details with your surgeon before signing inform consent. It is off label option. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is that ok if i hv same pain after my TMJ surgery..Nd how much time to need to recover it..Its been done 3 weeks ago bt still having headachs nd pain?
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