I am so sorry to hear about Alex's experience and hat someone is finally listening, I have been fobbed off by 2 surgeons who did not want to deal with it. Did the surgeon say if he had not had debridement this would have still happened? My surgeon is recommending I have debridement but saying I can wait a few months as I am not in pain at the moment, although my jaw is slightly swollen and I have spasms in my jaw, I can barely open my mouth - my concern is if I leave it it will get worse. Was Alex in pain when he had debridement or was he given any options to wait? Thanks for your reply.