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Is there any such thing as TMJ arthroscopic surgery?

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Dr. Wayne Roccia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
6 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Wayne Roccia
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Dr. Seth Black
Arthroscopic TMJ surgery is similar to all arthroscopic procedures except that we use smaller intruments for small joints. It is currently taught in alll accredited Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery training programs.
Dr. Manuel Sousa
Dentistry - Orthodontics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

More invasive than arthrocentesis and needs a well trained oral and maxillo-facial surgeon.

In brief: Yes

More invasive than arthrocentesis and needs a well trained oral and maxillo-facial surgeon.
Dr. Manuel Sousa
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Dr. James Bates
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
2 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. James Bates
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Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial

In brief: Yes

Arthroscopic surgery of TMJ very successful in the hands of a TMJ surgeon with vast experience.

In brief: Yes

Arthroscopic surgery of TMJ very successful in the hands of a TMJ surgeon with vast experience.
Dr. Louis Gallia
Dr. Louis Gallia
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