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Worried concerning endotracheal intubation. What if I have tmd?
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Dr. James Bates
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
4 doctors agree
In brief: Don't worry too much
If you need endotracheal intubation for general anesthesia, in order to under a surgical procedure, you should tell your anesthesiologist about your tmd.
Your anesthesiologist should be able to modify the technique of intubation to minimize the risk of additional injury to your jaw joints. But if you really need surgery, then you will need to be intubated, regardless of your tmd, which may flare.

In brief: Don't worry too much
If you need endotracheal intubation for general anesthesia, in order to under a surgical procedure, you should tell your anesthesiologist about your tmd.
Your anesthesiologist should be able to modify the technique of intubation to minimize the risk of additional injury to your jaw joints. But if you really need surgery, then you will need to be intubated, regardless of your tmd, which may flare.
Dr. James Bates
Dr. James Bates
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Dr. Matt Malkin
Anesthesiology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Tell anesthesiologis
There are many ways to secure an ett.
Before your surgery, an anesthesia provider will carefully examine your airway and take your history. Then decide on safest way to secure airway. I doubt you will have a problem, but good to discuss as special care can be taken with jaw movement.

In brief: Tell anesthesiologis
There are many ways to secure an ett.
Before your surgery, an anesthesia provider will carefully examine your airway and take your history. Then decide on safest way to secure airway. I doubt you will have a problem, but good to discuss as special care can be taken with jaw movement.
Dr. Matt Malkin
Dr. Matt Malkin
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Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Tell the Doc!!
Make sure you get a chance to speak DIRECTLY with the anesthesiiologist who will do your case.
He will take special precautions.

In brief: Tell the Doc!!
Make sure you get a chance to speak DIRECTLY with the anesthesiiologist who will do your case.
He will take special precautions.
Dr. Louis Gallia
Dr. Louis Gallia
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Dr. Orrin Ailloni-Charas
Anesthesiology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Bring it up
With your anesthesiologist.
After a history and exam, he will determine whether he needs to take any special measures to intubation you. There are lots of great tools to make intubation safe.

In brief: Bring it up
With your anesthesiologist.
After a history and exam, he will determine whether he needs to take any special measures to intubation you. There are lots of great tools to make intubation safe.
Dr. Orrin Ailloni-Charas
Dr. Orrin Ailloni-Charas
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1 doctor agrees
In brief: CAN BE A CONCERN
Endotracheal intubation can be a concern with someone who suffers from tmd, especially one with closed lock (limited opening) or open lock (locking when open too wide.
) definitely tell your surgeon and/or anesthesiologist prior to the procedure and they should be able to accommodate.

In brief: CAN BE A CONCERN
Endotracheal intubation can be a concern with someone who suffers from tmd, especially one with closed lock (limited opening) or open lock (locking when open too wide.
) definitely tell your surgeon and/or anesthesiologist prior to the procedure and they should be able to accommodate.
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
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