A Big Commitment
TMJ surgery is a serious procedure that makes permanent changes to the body. Frightening, invasive and painful, this type of surgery aims to alleviate TMD symptoms using one of two potential strategies. Half the time, surgeons will remove bone or tissue in an attempt to restore natural jaw function. Sometimes, however, they will replace the temporomandibular joint with an artificial joint that’s meant to perform the same functions as a natural joint.
Unfortunately, few people truly understand the ins and outs of TMJ surgery. To get a better idea of what this type of drastic surgical procedure entails, view the following video:
Sadly, TMJ surgical procedures have several unpleasant side-effects. First, because it is such a huge undertaking, TMJ surgery results in significant downtime. Additionally, since it is especially invasive, this type of surgery causes significant pain. Lastly, surgical procedures don’t always relieve TMD symptoms; in fact, many times, patients continue to endure symptoms even after submitting to drastic procedures that make permanent alterations to their bodies.
A Smarter Way
If you suffer from temporomandibular joint disorder, Dr. Dunayer can offer lasting relief from TMD without using scary, invasive procedures. By correcting his patients’ bad bites, Dr. Dunayer addresses the source of TMD, without causing the same disturbing side-effects associated with painful surgical procedures. To learn more, contact his office today.