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Preparing for Your First Appointment

Prior to your appointment at the Penn Center for Temporomandibular Joint Disease, please obtain and bring previous imaging studies (MRI, CT, Panorex). If possible, please also bring previous surgical reports. 

At your initial visit, your physician will perform a history and physical exam. This will include reviewing previous doctors notes, tests, and x-rays. Your doctor may order additional imaging studies, often these studies can be obtained in the office.

Please also bring any occlusal splint or night guard you are using. Diagnosis and treatment options will be reviewed and discussed.

Preparing for Surgery

Once a decision for surgery has been made, our office will work with your insurance company to obtain authorization.

You may be asked to obtain additional lab and blood work prior to the surgery. You may also be asked to obtain medical clearance from your primary care doctor.

The day before surgery, you will be contacted by the OR team with additional instructions, including the time you need to arrive at the hospital or outpatient center.

Follow up Video Visits Available

For your comfort and convenience, we now offer virtual visits to select patients of the Penn Center for Temporomandibular Joint Disease.

Find more information and review eligibility requirements for this service.

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