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I am having TMJ arthroscopy done soon will my mouth be wired?
9 doctors weighed in

Dr. Wayne Roccia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
3 doctors agree
In brief: No
With a simple arthroscopy procedure it is not necessary to wire the jaws.

In brief: No
With a simple arthroscopy procedure it is not necessary to wire the jaws.
Dr. Wayne Roccia
Dr. Wayne Roccia
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Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
1 doctor agrees
In brief: No
No. The opposite.
The surgeon will want to keep your jaw mobilized after surgery.

In brief: No
No. The opposite.
The surgeon will want to keep your jaw mobilized after surgery.
Dr. Louis Gallia
Dr. Louis Gallia
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Dr. James Bates
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
1 doctor agrees
In brief: No
Tmj arthroscopy is a simple, outpatient procedure done under general anesthesia.
It does not require wiring the mouth shut.

In brief: No
Tmj arthroscopy is a simple, outpatient procedure done under general anesthesia.
It does not require wiring the mouth shut.
Dr. James Bates
Dr. James Bates
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Dr. Duane Keller
Dentistry
In brief: No, but Why?
Arthroscopy is a form of lavage for a joint.
Most times this means there is a problem inside the joint. You need to know why the joint is compromised as flushing out the joint will not be effective if something else is causing the joint problems. Find the cause. Treat the cause. Don't treat the symptoms or the effects.

In brief: No, but Why?
Arthroscopy is a form of lavage for a joint.
Most times this means there is a problem inside the joint. You need to know why the joint is compromised as flushing out the joint will not be effective if something else is causing the joint problems. Find the cause. Treat the cause. Don't treat the symptoms or the effects.
Dr. Duane Keller
Dr. Duane Keller
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