I have been suffereing from TMJ for 6 years. I am 17 years old and have been travelling from doctor to doctor for answers. After having both a night time and day time retainer which did not do much, but hold my jaw in a forward position I am now being left with surgery as my only other option. My specialist has noted that my form of tmj is as bad as it can be. I am set to have surgery within the year and have an MRI on satuday. I just wanted to have opinions on tmj surgery stories. I dont think I have ever been so nervous for something before and being only 17, will this surgery be a mistake and always follow me? What are some opinions on TMJ surgery, good or bad?