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TMJ Surgery

Restore Function & Comfort

Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) disorders encompass various conditions affecting the temporomandibular joint connecting the jaw to the temporal bones of the skull. This joint allows for everyday movements like yawning, speaking, and chewing.

TMJ disorders can stem from diverse factors, hindering everyday oral function. While many cases respond to home remedies, TMJ surgery becomes a viable option for individuals with symptoms resistant to other treatments.

At Somerset Oral Surgery, we recognize the importance of having a full range of jaw motion. Our doctors are dedicated to delivering comprehensive solutions, including TMJ surgery, to enhance patients' quality of life. If conventional treatments have not yielded adequate results, contact our practice to explore whether TMJ surgery is the right path for you.

Types of TMJ Surgery

Surgery for TMJ disorders vary based on the patient’s condition and any underlying issues.


Designed to be a minimally invasive procedure, an arthroscopy starts with your doctor making a small incision near the TMJ. Then, a thin tube with a camera is inserted into the incision to see the joint, allowing your surgeon to remove any debris in the joint or perform minor repairs after assessing the joint’s condition.


By using a needle with saline solution in the joint space, your surgeon can flush out the joint to remove debris and reduce inflammation, improving joint function.

Total Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Replacement

A total joint replacement is a life-changing surgery for patients who have a severely damaged TMJ. The joint is removed and replaced with a joint made from artificial materials, like plastic or metal.

Repositioning Surgery

Repositioning surgery can correct misalignment and improve the jaw’s structure, which can enhance jaw function and reduce pain.

Any TMJ procedure is often accompanied by anesthesia, whether local or general. The type used will be discussed by you and your surgeon.

Types of Anesthesia

We offer several forms of anesthesia to ensure your comfort.

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Central New Jersey's Premier Oral Surgery Practice

Somerset Oral Surgery is dedicated to creating beautiful, functional smiles through exceptional oral healthcare. We work to create a practice where everyone in the Somerville, Lebanon, and Hillsborough, NJ communities feels welcome. If you’re ready to discover the transformative power of oral surgery to restore aesthetics and functions, get in touch with our office to schedule a consultation to learn how we can help bring you a better, healthier smile.