What kind of surgery is your oral surgeon recommending? Have you had any surgery on your jaw before?
I, like you, am 30 and am facing a bilateral total joint replacement in a few months....I am terrified. If it weren't for the severe pain that is barely touched with morphine and the avascular necrosis...I wouldn't opt for it...because the longevity of the replacements is finite.
I ask the questions because I wonder what your oral surgeon is recommending for your course of treatment.
There are a lot of options out there, besides a replacement...and, I probably have had it all done...What about an open joint procedure with your ear cartilage as grafts ( as your discs)??
Let me know,