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Will jaw alignment surgery help my tmj?

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Dr. James Bates
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
3 doctors agree

In brief: Very possibly

If your jaw is misaligned, and you have TMJ problems, then surgery to correct the misalignment, or orthognathic surgery, may very well help your TMJ symptoms.
Our goal in treatment is to relieve pain and restore nomad function. If the jaws don't function properly because they don't line up with each other, then orthognathic surgery can be curative. Often times, jaw misalignment can cause TMJ probs.

In brief: Very possibly

If your jaw is misaligned, and you have TMJ problems, then surgery to correct the misalignment, or orthognathic surgery, may very well help your TMJ symptoms.
Our goal in treatment is to relieve pain and restore nomad function. If the jaws don't function properly because they don't line up with each other, then orthognathic surgery can be curative. Often times, jaw misalignment can cause TMJ probs.
Dr. James Bates
Dr. James Bates
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Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial

In brief: Maybe

If you have major malocclusion and it contributes to your TMJ problem, aligning the jaw may help.

In brief: Maybe

If you have major malocclusion and it contributes to your TMJ problem, aligning the jaw may help.
Dr. Louis Gallia
Dr. Louis Gallia
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Dr. Steven Bender
Dentistry

In brief: TMJ surgery

Not necessarily and in some cases, it can make the probllems worse.

In brief: TMJ surgery

Not necessarily and in some cases, it can make the probllems worse.
Dr. Steven Bender
Dr. Steven Bender
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In brief: Yes

With proper planning surgery could improve your tmj.

In brief: Yes

With proper planning surgery could improve your tmj.
Dr. Stephen Tsoucaris
Dr. Stephen Tsoucaris
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