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  • 6 1/2 Weeks Post-Op: Bilateral TMJ Total Joint Replacement

    Filed under TMJ Treatment
    May 8

    Please visit AbbysTMJJourney.com to read my blog and learn more about my experiences with TMJ surgery. I currently have a special “live Q&A” going on, so I strongly encourage you to get involved and ask your questions related to TMJ-D, TMJ surgery, TMJ replacement, etc. Look for the post “Fellow TMJ-D Sufferers, How Can I Help You?” — then simply write your question(s) in the comment box/application and I guarantee I will provide you with a thorough, detailed response within 24 hours. If you would like to get in touch with me more privately, feel free to e-mail abbystmjjourney@gmail.com. Some brief information… I had bilateral total joint replacement of my TMJs, or jaw joints, on Monday, August 9th. I was in the hospital for four nights, mainly for pain management, and returned to my surgeon in Staten Island, NY eight days after surgery to have my stitches and fixation screws removed. My surgeon is Dr. David Hoffman with Staten Island University Hospital (I highly recommend him if you are in need of a TMJ surgeon, a 2nd opinion, etc. and within driving distance of Staten Island; he has been worth the 4-hour drive for me!). Because my post-surgery, good bite is progressively getting worse and starting to look more like my pre-surgery bite, we got in touch with my surgeon. After we e-mailed him some pictures of my bite, he assured us that there was no dislocation or anything like that, but that I may need braces or something else to get my bite balanced. Also, my muscle

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