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With TMJ disorder, during recovery will the joint heal back into it's proper place?

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Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
3 doctors agree

In brief: Maybe

Maybe, but many times not.
Even is successfully treated cases. You want your symptoms improved, not necessarily "joint in its proper position?.

In brief: Maybe

Maybe, but many times not.
Even is successfully treated cases. You want your symptoms improved, not necessarily "joint in its proper position?.
Dr. Louis Gallia
Dr. Louis Gallia
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Dr. Dennis Kelley
Dentistry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Hopefully

That's the outcome the surgeon is looking for but doing surgery on the TMJ should be a last resort because sometimes it makes the problem worse.

In brief: Hopefully

That's the outcome the surgeon is looking for but doing surgery on the TMJ should be a last resort because sometimes it makes the problem worse.
Dr. Dennis Kelley
Dr. Dennis Kelley
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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Of course

When the jaw muscles are relaxed and no TMJ inflammation, the lower jaw rests in its correct and natural position.

In brief: Of course

When the jaw muscles are relaxed and no TMJ inflammation, the lower jaw rests in its correct and natural position.
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin
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Dr. Reid Winick
Dentistry

In brief: Not always

The TMJ may heal off the disc.
The goal is to be pain free and healthy range of motion when you open your mouth and move side to side.

In brief: Not always

The TMJ may heal off the disc.
The goal is to be pain free and healthy range of motion when you open your mouth and move side to side.
Dr. Reid Winick
Dr. Reid Winick
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