Re: Attention Elaine
Any kind of surgery you are going to develop scar tissue, that is just the way it is. Some people develop more than others, same with back surgery. When you have tmj surgery, they cut ligaments, muscle, etc. That is when you have relief. When these start to grow back and develop scar tissue that is when you find out what "hell" is like. You can live with the displaced disc, don't let any doctor tell you that you can't. Sure they are going to tell you that you need surgery because that is how they make their money. Whether they replace your disc with ear cartilage or whether they do a muscle flap, it makes no difference. You will sooner or later develop scar tissue and that will mean more surgery. Be sure to ask about scar tissue and how would they deal with that???? I don't want to preach to you, nor is that my intention. I just hate to see anyone go through what I have. If you find a oral surgeon that says surgery is not the answer, that one is being honest, the rest need a vacation at your expense!!!!!
PS. Where do you live???<p>[This message has been edited by Elaine (edited 01-16-2002).]