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What is the surgery for TMJ via arthroscopy like?

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2 doctors agree

In brief: Arthroscopic

Surgery to TMJ is a last resort proceedure for treatment of TMJ disorder depending upon dignisis but all option should be tried first.
It is done artiscopically where a small incision is made ( two) so they can view the area and go in and correct , remove pieces , repair , disc or whatever is necessary.

In brief: Arthroscopic

Surgery to TMJ is a last resort proceedure for treatment of TMJ disorder depending upon dignisis but all option should be tried first.
It is done artiscopically where a small incision is made ( two) so they can view the area and go in and correct , remove pieces , repair , disc or whatever is necessary.
Dr. Richard Charmoy
Dr. Richard Charmoy
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Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Scope easier

Surgery usually last option.
Scope much more benign. Almost always try scope before open surgery.

In brief: Scope easier

Surgery usually last option.
Scope much more benign. Almost always try scope before open surgery.
Dr. Louis Gallia
Dr. Louis Gallia
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Dr. Michael Shnayder
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Varies.

It is usually very tolerable.
However, more pleaant under sedation with a recovery taking a few weeks as the swelling and some bruising is to be expected in the area.

In brief: Varies.

It is usually very tolerable.
However, more pleaant under sedation with a recovery taking a few weeks as the swelling and some bruising is to be expected in the area.
Dr. Michael Shnayder
Dr. Michael Shnayder
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