Re: TMJ Bone Spurs
My original surgery was for a displaced disc too. The third surgery my OS said that there was so much arthritis and adhesions that it looked like I had the jaw of a 90 year old man,(whatever that looks like) He scraped and cleaned as much as he could then put in a metal implant as there was no disc left. Now the implant is deteriorating the condyle and needs to be removed as the screws have come loose. Once you have surgery, your jaw will never be the same, that is for sure. In my case, things have only gotten worse.
Beware of the oral surgeons who have all the answers, I know what they have done to me. They keep saying more surgery when the truth of the matter is, more money and more pain!!!!