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Dr. James A. Beck answered:

How painful is tmj surgery afterwards?

Not bad

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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.
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Dr. Wayne Roccia answered:

Will there be a scar after tmj surgery?

Little if any

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Most "TMJ" surgeries are performed via an "inverted gull wing" style incision utilizing a small crease in front of the ear. This incision is the same one used for face lift procedures, so it is very cosmetic in nature.
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Should i smoke after having a tmj surgery?

Oral cancer may mess

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Dr. Husam Elias answered:

How much does an arthroscopic tmj surgery cost?

It Depends

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It depends on the type of arthroscopic surgery. Diagnostic arthroscopy where the joint is evaluated, flushed and manipulated costs around 2500-3500. Surgical arthroscopy where scar tissue removed, disc manipulated and/or sutured depending on the skill of the surgeon can cost up to 10000
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Dr. Wayne Roccia answered:

Will there be a scar on cheek after tmj surgery?

Probably not

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The traditional approach to TMJ surgery utilizes the same exact incision used for face lifts, so the incision and healing are very cosmetic in nature and usually don't heal with much scarring at all.
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Dr. Daniel Quon answered:

Is there a way to tell when you need tmj surgery?

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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.
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How can i get a tmj surgery paid for by insurance?

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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.
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Dr. Daniel Wolter answered:

Should i wear my splint after having a tmj surgery?

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There are too many variables to answer that question. It depends on what type of splint you have (there are dozens of different types) & what type of TMJ surgery you're going to have. There's no "one size fits all" answer to this question. Only your surgeon (perhaps in consultation with your dentist) can answer that question for you specifically. You may need a different type of splint afterwards.
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Dr. Louis Gallia answered:

What is the definition or description of: TMJ surgery?

Many options

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The range of surgical options extends from jaw manipulation, arthrocentesis (flushing out joint), arthroscopic surgery, open surgery (arthroplasty) to total joint reconstruction. TMJ surgery should be rare, but indicated in cases of severe malfunction
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How can i get a tmj surgery paid for by medical insurance?

Work with surgeon

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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.
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