What is Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) surgery?

Category: Surgeries


Temporomandibular joint surgery is used to treat a group of painful problems of the jaw muscles and jaw joints. It may include disc repositioning, discectomy, articular eminence recontouring, partial joint replacement, or total joint replacement.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Jaw pain 6 2
Cracking or popping joints 2 1
Joint locking 2 0
Inflammation of the jaw 1 1
Jaw disjointed 1 1
Temporomandibular joint syndrome 1 0

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 1
Mild 1
None 0

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) surgery

Side effect Patients
Ear ache 1
Jaw pain 1
Numbness in face 1


Based on patients currently having Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) surgery

Dosage Patients
one time 1


Currently having Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) surgery

Duration Patients
10 years or more 1

Stopped having Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) surgery

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 6
Adherence Evaluations
Always 2
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 2
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 1
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 0
Not specified 1
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) surgery.