Care at Mayo Clinic for TMJ disorders
- Team approach. For complicated problems, team members work together to address your issues in a coordinated way. The team may include a dentist, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, pain management specialist and others, if needed.
- Surgical treatment. It's rare to need surgery on the temporomandibular joint, but when it's necessary, Mayo Clinic oral and maxillofacial surgeons have extensive experience in the full range of TMJ surgical procedures, from arthroscopic surgery to open-joint surgery.
Expertise and rankings
- Expertise and experience. Mayo Clinic oral and maxillofacial surgeons have extensive experience treating difficult TMJ disorders.
- Latest research. With years of research and experience in replacement surgeries, Mayo Clinic experts have contributed to the advancement of replacement joints for TMJ disorders.
Locations, travel and lodging
Mayo Clinic has major campuses in Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona; Jacksonville, Florida; and Rochester, Minnesota. The Mayo Clinic Health System has dozens of locations in several states.
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Costs and insurance
Mayo Clinic works with hundreds of insurance companies and is an in-network provider for millions of people.
In most cases, Mayo Clinic doesn't require a physician referral. Some insurers require referrals, or may have additional requirements for certain medical care. All appointments are prioritized on the basis of medical need.
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Please contact your insurance company to verify medical coverage and to obtain any needed authorization prior to your visit. Often, your insurer's customer service number is printed on the back of your insurance card.
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