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Face and Jaw Surgery

Jaw replacement surgery

05/18/2006

Question:

I am scheduled to have my right jaw replaced due to TMJ on May 25, 2006. I am really afraid and everything I`ve read on the internet have not been helpful. Is there a website that tells me everything I need to know about the surgery from start to finish.

Answer:

Unfortunately, there is no website available that will tell you everything about what you are about to have done.  A frank open discussion with your surgeon is certainly the best way to get the answers you are looking for.  The American Society of TMJ Surgeons has a website with a fair bit of information that may be useful to you.  There are also some links to other sites that may complement the information they provide.  The URL is as follows: http://www.astmjs.org/

I hope this helps.

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Response by:

Guillermo  E Chacon, DDS Guillermo E Chacon, DDS
Formerly:
Associate Professor of Dentistry
College of Dentistry
The Ohio State University