I am having TMJ arthroscopy done soon will my mouth be wired?

No. No. The opposite. The surgeon will want to keep your jaw mobilized after surgery.
No. Tmj arthroscopy is a simple, outpatient procedure done under general anesthesia. It does not require wiring the mouth shut.
No, but Why? Arthroscopy is a form of lavage for a joint. Most times this means there is a problem inside the joint. You need to know why the joint is compromised as flushing out the joint will not be effective if something else is causing the joint problems. Find the cause. Treat the cause. Don't treat the symptoms or the effects.

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Can someone who has had TMJ arthroscopy surgery feel misaligned in his teeth afterwards?

Yes. I assume you're referring to arthoscopic surgery of the tmj. For a simple arthrocentesis, no change in the bite would be expected. However, a surgery that alters the articular surfaces of the mandibular condyle, glenoid fossa, or joint disc would effectively alter the angle at which the teeth come together, and could necessitate adjustment of your tooth contours to refine your bite (occlusion). Read more...
Yes. A slight amount of fluid may be present in the joint and cause the bite to feel off. This usually subsides after a week or so. Teeth should not really shift after arthroscopic surgery. Read more...
Bite seats the joint. The joint is fully seated when you bite your teeth together. If the bite is off the joint position will be compromise. If you feel your bite is off it probably is and you need to find the best relationship for your jaw and jaw joint and then maintain a stable position by completing treatment to a stable relationship. Read more...
Yes. Yes, especially early when there is still swelling within the joint. Should settle down. Ask your TMJ surgeon. Read more...

I got a TMJ arthroscopy done 8 months ago. I have a feelingthat something is there and I hear cracks. What could be thereason of still getting inflammation?

Joint swelling. Could be more adhesions forming (scars) or disc perforation. You might want to take another mri. Read more...
New problem. Probably from continued joint degeneration. If cause of TMJ symptoms was not treated, most often that means correcting malocclusion (see an orthodontist) joint will continue to deteriorate. Go back to surgeon for reexamination. Read more...
No surgery 100% Arthroscopic surgery has a success rate somewhere between 80-90%. If your symptoms are still unacceptable, you may need another scope, arthrocentesis, a steroid injection, or open TMJ surgery. Read more...

I had TMJ arthroscopy done 6 months ago+ the soft tissue behind the disc minimized for anteriour disc displacement! I hear a lot of pops. Is norma?

Yes. You may continue to hear pops and clicks both on opening and closing. As long as your range of motion is good, you have no pain on opening and closing, and are able to open wide enough for normal function, you should be fine. Hearing clicks and pops from the TMJ area is more common than you think. Read more...
Probably not. Popping in the tm joint is usually indicative of disc displacement. You may have reinjured the joint and should have it evaluated. Read more...
Popping jaw. Most studies indicate that procedures to place the TMJ disc back in a more natural position, relapse after approximately one year. A popping jaw joint is not necessarily bad. In most cases, this will resolve on it's own over time. The TMJ is a very unique joint and has the capacity to adapt and heal unlike other joints. For this reason, treatments should always be a conservative as possible. Read more...
Yes, that can occur. Athroscopy of the TMJ does not guarentee that the disc will remain in place. There are studies that show the disc more displaced and deformed after arthroscopic surgery. There is not any particular treatment that can guarentee the disc will remain in place during function. You may need to pursue orthodontics to stabilize your bite. Find someone experienced in TMJ treatment. Read more...
No It is not. A stable joint is painless, noiseless and has a full range of motion. If other situations exist then the cause of the problems need to be addressed to acquire the best form and function position. Arthroscopy for joints addresses the damage inside the joint, but does not address why the damage occurred. Find out the cause. Treat the cause and stop treating the effects. Read more...
Could be. Popping is ok as long as your other symptoms are better. Your surgeon may have told you that noises may persist after a successful arthroscopy. Read more...
Very common. Arthroscopy has little effect on the disk positions and are successful in reducing symptoms in about 70% of patients. Non invasive, non surgical and conservative treatment is recommended. Read more...

I'm having a TMJ arthroscopy next week. How can I prep for this?

TMJ Arthroscopy. Your questions are best answered by the doctor performing the procedure. If your doctor or his\her staff has not already done so, i'm sure if you called the office, they would be happy to discuss this with you. Read more...
TMJ arthroscopy. TMJ arthroscopy is a common surgical procedure that is performed on the TMJ using a camera to see inside TMJ and clean the joint. The cut to insert the instrument into the joint space is small, so the resulting incision is usually less than 5-7mm and procedure is done under sedation. Read more...
Ask surgeon. Your surgeon should have given you VERY COMPLETE instructions. If he does not have complete instructions written up, it suggests this is not a common operation in his practice. BEWARE!! Read more...

Has anyone who has had TMJ arthroscopy surgery feel misalignment?

Yes. Tmj surgery can result in some temporary feeling of malocclusion. This is usually do to some fluid inside of the joint space. With time, this will resolve and your bite will feel normal. Read more...
Inflammation. Arthroscopic surgery is minimally invasive, but it is still surgery. Inflammation is a normal body response to the trauma of any surgery. The alignment of your teeth will be thrown off by the inflammation in the tm joints. May take 30-60 days or more to resolve. Your bite alignment should resolve as the inflammation decreases, but your dentist may need to make some adjustments. Read more...

After5 mounths of my 2 right TMJ arthroscopy I have experienced pops pain but also like a pice of something blocking in the joint. What could it be?

DisK Malfunctioning. The popping is the disk cartilage snapping forward out of position. If it does not snap back, it is blocking the joint when trying to open. Try an oral orthotic (mouth piece, night guard). Read more...
Displaced disc. It sounds like your TMJ disc is displaced. It is likely displaced anteriorly and not going back into place when you close. There are nerves in the tissue behind the disc and the head of the condyle is most likely pressing against this tissue which is causing the pain. Not sure why you had 2 arthroscopic procedures on this joint as it is a very complicated structure. Go back to dr. And tell him/her. Read more...
Seek help. I believe that you should go back to the doctor who performed the surgery and report your symptoms. Each case may vary based upon severity of the problem and duration. Read more...
And Just Why??????? What caused the joint to go bad in the first place should be addressed first, not the effect (joint injury). I have never seen a success when you leave the cause and treat the effect. See if you can find a dentist who can help you find the best functional joint position, reduce muscle compromise and then determine what needs to be done. Surgery is not the answer without rx the causes. Read more...
Disk. Sounds like the disk is interfering. Arthroscopy like any surgery is not 100% effective. Ask your TMJ surgeon. You may need open TMJ surgery. Read more...

Tmj arthroscopy surgery possible?

Yes. Tmj arthroscopy is possible in the hands of a trained and skilled surgeon. Debate continues as to the long term success of such surgery versus other similar procedures, so make sure to discuss all options with your surgeon. Read more...
Very risky. This type of surgery is possible, but it's long term success or benefitis unclear. These are very demanding, highly invasive procedures, that are aimed at fixing damage. But without identifying and managing how those structures became damaged, the opportunity for long term success is limited. I prefer to exhaust all non invasive options first. Read more...

I had a TMJ arthroscopy 3 weeks ago and my eardrum is sore. I also think my eardrum is swollen. Is this normal?

Unlikely your ear. While only a doctor that evaluates you can be sure, i would bet your ear is just fine. People with tmj, *especially* if they just had a procedure on the joint, are prone to a sensation of pain in the ear. The muscles that insert into the jaw joint have some shared nerves with the ear and you get a referred pain. Treating TMJ pain will likely treat your ear pain. See an md if not sure, . Read more...
Normal. Provided the arthroscopy went well (ask you oral surgeon) you should expect some ear fullness for about 4-6 weeks. Read more...
Could be. Because the ear canal is right behind the tmj. Persistent swelling could cause some ear pain. However, i would go back to your surgeon to have them look at your ear to make sure everything is fine. Read more...
Sometimes. When arthroscopy is done, sometimes the irrigation fluid gets into the external ear canal, causing a "swimmers ear" or external otitis". Your surgeon probably would want to treat you with the appropriate ear drops. Read more...