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Mandibular Advancement Surgery
Can you have double jaw surgery(with mandibular advancement) with displaced TMJ discs? Or will you relapse?
Average relapse 3%: Open TMJ disc repositioning surgery can be used for prevention of relapse with double jaw surgery in patients with TMJ internal disc displacement. However, more thorough evidenced-based studies are required to understand the response of the TMJ disc stability after mandibular advancement surgery. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I've had back and neck issues for a few years. Is now a good time in medical advancements to get surgery and fix them finally?
This really can't be: Answered on-line. Your sxs will require a medical history, physical examination and other indicated studies. There is no generic response. ...Read more
Can "functional orthodontics" be a better option instead of getting a mandibular advancement surgury?
NEVER: Please do not be mislead by either un-informed but well meaning clinicians, or ethically bankrupt clinicians who somehow have come to same conclusion: they believe you can functionally balance the occlusion with an appliance made by a lab tech, and used inappropriately with ignorance. Skeletal dysplasia of genetic origin must be treated by a combination of braces and jaw surgery. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes, but..: That cannot be done over the internet. What type of surgery? Why do you question the quality of care? ...Read more
Limited options: If your mandible is small, it is an anatomical condition. The mandible is usually positioned back so you may have a receded chin also. If the discrepancy is small sometimes braces can compensate. Some with this condition will jut their mandible forward to look more normal but this can lead to TMJ problems. Best to consult with oral & maxillofacial surgeon and/or an orthodontist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How much does a mandibular osteotomy surgery (for TMJ and overbite), cost in canada? Is is covered on health insurance?
Surgery? Insurance?: I practice in the us and assume it would be a similar procedure in canada. I suggest you explore your situation in this way. Find the dentist\surgeon whom you respect and trust. See and consult a few if necessary. Get some recommendations. Discuss your situation, have them discuss the procedure and fees. You and their office staff can call your insurance company to discuss your coverage. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can you use the product called GUMEZE it is a Non drug numbing product that freezes the mandibular nearve so no drugs are needed for extractions, gum surgery etc...
No: No. Not meant for surgical procedures.Get a more detailed answer ›
Will having my mandibular torii removed have any implications of future viability for implants? I am waiting for surgery to have my remaining 13 teeth (fragments, really) removed and to have my mandibular torii removed in order to more easily facilitate a
None: If you are getting a denture, then the best route is to have the tori removed. However, if you are getting the implants, you may not need them removed. I have been doing this for over 30 years and rarely do we need them removed. If you are getting fixed teeth on the implants then they likely do not need removal at all. See a prosthodontist before proceeding. It will be worth it. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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