You will have x-rays taken of your face and chin. The surgeon will use these x-rays to find out what part of the chin to operate on.
When you need only an implant to round out the chin:
You may be under general anesthesia (asleep and pain-free). Or you may get medicine to numb the area, along with a medicine that will make you relaxed and sleepy.
A cut is made, either inside the mouth or outside under the chin. A pocket is created in front of the chin bone and under the muscles. The impla
Ankylosis of the temporomandibular joint is immobility or fusion of the joint. Ankylosis of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) most often results from trauma or infection, but it may be congenital or a result of RA (see Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)). Chronic, painless limitation of motion occurs.