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