Most cases of Temporo-Mandibular Disorder can be treated without surgery. Each case and patient is different but over 95% of patients we see are treated in office without any surgical intervention. In the few cases that are surgical, many do not need it to resolve their pain. In cases were surgery is indicated, it is usually a cosmetic rather than pain-related solution and it’s ultimately the patient’s choice whether to follow through with surgery or not.
If you are a patient where surgery would be an option, Dr. Bis will discuss that with you at the consultation prior to any treatment so that you can make decisions and ask any questions regarding your particular situation. In general, however, even if surgery is indicated, you will have the opportunity to learn about solutions that do not include surgery in the final outcome.