What is the surgery for TMJ via arthroscopy like?

Arthroscopic . Surgery to TMJ is a last resort proceedure for treatment of TMJ disorder depending upon dignisis but all option should be tried first. It is done artiscopically where a small incision is made ( two) so they can view the area and go in and correct , remove pieces , repair , disc or whatever is necessary.
Scope easier. Surgery usually last option. Scope much more benign. Almost always try scope before open surgery.
Varies. It is usually very tolerable. However, more pleaant under sedation with a recovery taking a few weeks as the swelling and some bruising is to be expected in the area.

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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...

Which are the surgical methods of TMJ disc repositioning? Do you need an open surgery or it can be done by arthroscopy? Thank you very much.

An arthroscopic. Approach would be would be a more conservative approach and would be the preferred approach whenever possible. Read more...
Surgery: Last Resort. Surgery should only be used as a last resort TMJ treatment, except for possibly in acute trauma. Oral orthotics (night/bite guards), adjusted diet, ceasing paranormal habits, adjusting the bite, should be exhausted first. The disc can be "tied back" arthroscopically after it is mobilized ("freed up") or treated open. Read more...
Tricky. The questions on TMJ disc repositioning aren't so much how is it done, but will it last? Recurrence and relapse is the issue. Specifically, the disc can be repositioned either arthroscopically or open depending on the position/quality/adhesion of the disc and the capabilities/experience/training of the surgeon. Read more...
Depends. The specific problem and findings will dictate the treatment. Sometimes the disc is not repairable and needs to be removed and replaced. If the disc is ok, it first needs to be freed up and moved into its correct orientation. It is then secured there either by suturing, lasering, excising posterior tissue, cautery, etc. Some are done arthroscopically, some have to be done open. Key: lasts? Read more...
TMJ Disc. Especially at your age, I would try to avoid TMJ surgery until after all conservative treatment modalities fail. You need to find one or even two TMJ specialists to evaluate your situation. Many dentists call themselves "TMJ Specialists" but few really have the training and experience to help the severe or chronic cases. Try getting some referrals from local specialists or try this site:https://www.aacfp.org/ 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...

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...

Is there any such thing as TMJ arthroscopic surgery?

Yes! Arthroscopy of the TMJ has been around for years, similar to knee or other joint arthroscopy. It involves inserting a small scope under anesthesia into the joint in front of the ear and manipulating the disc and other tissues inside the joint, plus lavaging, or flushing out the joint. It has a high success rate in treating internal derangements, or disc displacement, and arthritis of the jaw joint. Read more...
Yes. Arthroscopic TMJ surgery has been around for decades in this country. Due to unique surgical skill set required to perform arthroscopic TMJ surgery, you may have to call around a few times before you find an oral and maxillofacial surgeon who can perform such cases. Read more...
Yes. More invasive than arthrocentesis and needs a well trained oral and maxillo-facial surgeon. Read more...