Nova Scotia Health Authority. Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery.
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Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) surgery is a procedure to treat problems with the jaw joints. These include diseases that cause pain and limit jaw movement. Arthroscopic TMJ surgery does not require an overnight stay in hospital. This pamphlet explains what to expect after your TMJ surgery. Topics include: what to expect after surgery such as activity at home, controlling discomfort and swelling, the location and care of stitches, and kinds of foods you may eat. Questions or urgent concerns you m…