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What is the recovery time for a TMJ surgery and time to bespent in the hospital?

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Dr. Jonathan Hart
Dentistry - Prosthodontics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Be conservative

The majority of pain symptoms related with TMJ disorder can be alleviated with non-surgical, conservative treatment approaches.
Surgery should be reserved for severe trauma cases (car accidents) where fractures are involved. Tmj therapy (in most cases) also does not involve extensive reconstructions or orthodontics. Be sure you're comfortable with the suggested options before proceeding.

In brief: Be conservative

The majority of pain symptoms related with TMJ disorder can be alleviated with non-surgical, conservative treatment approaches.
Surgery should be reserved for severe trauma cases (car accidents) where fractures are involved. Tmj therapy (in most cases) also does not involve extensive reconstructions or orthodontics. Be sure you're comfortable with the suggested options before proceeding.
Dr. Jonathan Hart
Dr. Jonathan Hart
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Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: TMJ Surgery

Whether you are scheduled for this procedure, advised to have this procedure, or just wondering about it, my answer would be the same.
First explore all other conservative treatment options with a dentist who has extensive experience and training in treating patients with tmd. Then ask him\her your specific questions.

In brief: TMJ Surgery

Whether you are scheduled for this procedure, advised to have this procedure, or just wondering about it, my answer would be the same.
First explore all other conservative treatment options with a dentist who has extensive experience and training in treating patients with tmd. Then ask him\her your specific questions.
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dr. Gary Sandler
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Dr. BEHRAM DALAL
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Variable

Depends on extent and surgical procedure being performed.
Hope this helps.

In brief: Variable

Depends on extent and surgical procedure being performed.
Hope this helps.
Dr. BEHRAM DALAL
Dr. BEHRAM DALAL
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Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial

In brief: Depends

Depends on the type of surgery: arthrocentesis, arthroscopy, arthroplasty, total joint replacement.
I'd need to know the type of surgery planned.

In brief: Depends

Depends on the type of surgery: arthrocentesis, arthroscopy, arthroplasty, total joint replacement.
I'd need to know the type of surgery planned.
Dr. Louis Gallia
Dr. Louis Gallia
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