Frequently asked questions

At the London TMJ Clinic, we understand that having medical care can seem daunting. We strive to make sure all our patients feel safe and comfortable. These frequently asked questions are intended to be used as a source of information.

You will hopefully find the answer to your query here, but please get in touch if we can help further.

Consultation related questions
Can the consultation be done over zoom or phone call?

Both options are available at our Monday clinics.

How much is a consultation?

It costs £300 for an initial consultation, and £250 for a follow up consultation.

Can I bring someone to my consultation?

Yes, you can bring someone to your appointment. However, just one other person is preferred as the waiting room is quite small.

Can I have a scan on the day?

Yes, both CBCTs and OPGs can be done prior to or after consultations.

Jaw joint arthroscopy related questions
How much is arthroscopic surgery?

It costs between £10,000 and £15,500 and the hospital fees are included.

How long will I need off work following arthroscopic surgery?

Arthroscopic surgery is usually completed as a day case, but three weeks of limited movement exercises are required afterwards. You may not need time off work but you should take it easy until your post op appointment, which will be three weeks after the operation. Sick notes can be provided by the practice, if required.

Can I exercise following surgery?

You shouldn’t do any heavy lifting or vigorous exercise for at least three weeks following surgery. Your consultant can advise you when you can start exercising as normal.

What about my diet?

Eat a soft diet for three weeks. Include anything that is easy to swallow and does not require a lot of chewing, as well as foods that don’t require you to open your mouth very wide.

Are sutures dissolvable?

Yes, sutures can take up to four weeks to fall out or dissolve.

Can I breastfeed after the procedure?

Yes, there are no restrictions around breastfeeding following your procedure.

Can I have an arthroscopy procedure while I'm pregnant?

No, it’s not possible to have an arthroscopy when you are pregnant.

Will I have a scar following arthroscopy?

You will have a small scar behind the jaw line.

Bruxism treatment related questions
How long will it be until I see and feel results?

It usually takes around two to three weeks to see results but it can sometimes be longer and depends on the individual case.

How long do the results last?

The results usually last around three to six months, but can sometimes be less. It depends on the individual case.

How much does it cost?

Costs are between £800 to £900, including the prescription fee.

Can I have bruxism treatment while I’m pregnant?

No, it’s not recommended to have bruxism treatment while you are pregnant.

Can I have bruxism treatment while breastfeeding?

Yes, it is possible to continue breastfeeding while you have bruxism treatment.

Can the bruxism injections be reversed if I change my mind?

It’s not possible to reverse the treatment, but it will wear off on its own.

Can I still have other facial treatments or massages following treatment?

It’s best to avoid other facial treatments or massages for at least one week following your treatment.

How long will it take for the bruising to disappear?

The bruising can take up to a month to fully disappear but this depends on the individual case.

What do I do if I still have pain two weeks after my appointment?

You should continue with painkillers and have plenty of rest, and book another appointment with your consultant.

TMJ related questions
How much will it cost?

The costs are between £35,000 and £100,000, including hospital fees.

Will I have a scar?

You will have a scar underneath the chin and on the side of the ear.

How long is the recovery period?

It will take between three to six months to recover following the procedure.

Getting in touch

If you would like to discuss treatment, book a consultation or just have a general enquiry, please get in touch.

Referrals from GDPs, GPs and consultants are welcome. Please use this form if you wish to discuss a case prior to referral.

We aim to reply to enquiries within 24 hours.

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