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Oral Surgery/Le Fort I five years ago with cheek implants and now I have severe TMJ


Kristen wrote at 2012-11-20 03:23:42
To the person helping answer this question, i apparently have the same issue but i have not had any surgery or blow to the face/ I am 26 and no one will help me. How do you fix this? I also have a gummy smile, could my maxilla be to large? have not had orthodontics. Is surgery typically the anser for this issue, and if so what kind?

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Joel S. Teig, DMD, Diplomate ABOMS, retired


I am a board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon available to answer questions related to tooth extractions, implant insertion, facial recontruction, facial and oral tumor removal, TMJ dysfunction and various successful treatments, including surgery if all else fails, and occlusal discrepancy requiring orthognathic or jaw surgery.


Board Certified Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon practicing for over 20 years. Assistant Clincal Professor at State University School of Dentistry.

American Dental Association, American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons

BA- University of Connecticut DMD-University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine Oral and Maxillofacial Surgical Residency - Roosevelt Hospital, NYC

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