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What is the recovery time for a TMJ surgery and time to bespent in the hospital?

What is the recovery time for a TMJ surgery and time to bespent in the hospital?

Be conservative: The majority of pain symptoms related with TMJ disorder can be alleviated with non-surgical, conservative treatment approaches. Surgery should be reserved for severe trauma cases (car accidents) where fractures are involved. Tmj therapy (in most cases) also does not involve extensive reconstructions or orthodontics. Be sure you're comfortable with the suggested options before proceeding. ...Read more

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What is the recovery like for TMJ arthroscopy?

What is the recovery like for TMJ arthroscopy?

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. ...Read more

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With TMJ disorder, during recovery will the joint heal back in right place?

With TMJ disorder, during recovery will the joint heal back in right place?

Possibly: The bite can often be corrected to a position that allows the disc to return to its natural position. This is not always the case. Ligaments have been stretched, and there can be damage to the disc itself. More important than disc position is the relief of signs and symptoms, being pain free and having a full range of, motion. ...Read more

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With TMJ disorder, during recovery will the joint heal back into it's proper place?

With TMJ disorder, during recovery will the joint heal back into it's proper place?

Maybe: Maybe, but many times not. Even is successfully treated cases. You want your symptoms improved, not necessarily "joint in its proper position?. ...Read more

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I have TMJ and the symtpoms are gradually subsiding but changing daily. Is this normal and will it go totaly in time?

Possibly no: If TMJ is occurring at this present time in your life, unfortunately you may find it returning sometime in the future! get it evaluated no by a dentost and see of there are any treatments available. ...Read more

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I was recently been diagnosed with TMJ disorder. I am in pain from this up to a few times a day and seems to get worse. What can I do for relief?

Soft diet etc: 1) soft diet - no chewing for 2 weeks 2) antiinflammatory medication around the clock (motrin or alleve or advil) 3) ice, a bag of frozen peas against the jaw joint for 20 minutes four times a day 4) dental evaluation and possibly an nti occlusal device to prevent clenching and/or grinding while you sleep. ...Read more

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Less than 3 months ago i was diagnosed with TMJ or tmd? Since that time the left side of my face has not been functioning at all. Is this normal?

Less than 3 months ago i was diagnosed with TMJ or tmd? Since that    time the left side of my face has not been functioning  at all. Is this normal?

No, needs treatment: Tmj\tmd needs to be diagnosed and treated in the early stages to prevent more serious problems as time goes on. You need to be properly evaluated and treated by a dentist who is knowledgeable in this area. This won't go away on its own. There are many conservative treatment modalities available to relieve your pain, safeguard your teeth and joints. ...Read more

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How often and how long is it OK to have TMJ disorder before I should seek help? I get TMJ a few times a year and now it's been twenty days Ive had it.

How often and how long is it OK to have TMJ disorder before I should seek help? I get TMJ a few times a year and now it's been twenty days Ive had it.

It is time to see: oral surgeon , now innovative treatment techniques are available, speak to your dentist first to guide your treatment and no need to suffer . ...Read more

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