Common problems of the temporomandibular joint include but not limited to:
Once a patient has an accurate diagnosis and deemed a surgical candidate (usually after a course of non-surgical measures), initial treatment can involve arthroscopy. This is a minimally invasive technique utilizing a very small camera that inserts into the jaw joint. With this, various procedures can be undertaken depending on the diagnosis.
Other treatments can include high condylar shaves and total joint replacement for end stage disease.