TMJ Arthroscopic Surgery

If you suffer from jaw joint pain that hasn’t responded to non-invasive treatments, the specialist may recommend TMJ (temporomandibular joint) arthroscopy. This is an outpatient surgery that requires a general anesthetic, and it allows the oral surgeon to see into the jaw joint before possibly removing or adjusting tissue as necessary to improve function and reduce pain. Not all TMJ surgeries are successful, so dentists usually advise patients to exhaust other options before trying the treatment.