The Cost of TMJ Surgery
by Dr. Scott Bolding
Table of Contents
01. Factors Affecting the Cost of TMJ Surgery
02. Will Insurance Cover the Cost of TMJ Surgery?
03. Payment Options
The cost of TMJ surgery is often a deciding factor for a lot of patients. Mild TMJ disorders can be treated with non-surgical options and will usually be cheaper to treat. However, there are times when surgery is necessary and that’s when you need to consider the cost and benefits of TMJ surgery. Any type of surgery will be expensive, so it may be helpful to understand the factors affecting the cost, whether or not insurance will cover your procedure, and what to do if insurance doesn’t work out. Please note that we will not be giving too many specific numbers because the cost will vary from state to state, surgeon to surgeon. We simply want to give you an idea of the reasons behind the cost of TMJ surgery, how insurance works, and what to do if insurance won’t cover your procedure. You can use this information to discuss your options with your oral surgeon.
Factors Affecting the Cost TMJ SurgeryAs we’ve already mentioned, there is no set cost for TMJ surgery. The cost will depend on your unique case as well as a few other factors. The type of TMJ surgery you get will be one of the biggest factors affecting the cost of your surgery. The more invasive the procedure, the more expensive it will be. Minimally invasive surgeries, like arthroscopy or arthrocentesis, usually only cost a few hundred dollars. Open joint surgery is usually more invasive and can cost several thousand dollars, depending on what needs to be done to your joint.
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For TMJ surgery specifically, in order to get the best results, you should go to a maxillofacial surgeon. This will end up costing more because you are paying for the specialized skill of the surgeon. But, in this instance, you are truly getting what you pay for. You are paying for someone who has a deep understanding of how the jaw joint works and how to fix the root issue of your TMJ problems.