Topic Overview

There are several cases when arthroscopy may be used to diagnose a temporomandibular disorder (TMD). It may be done:

  • When other tests can't find the cause of the symptoms, and other treatment has not relieved pain.
  • Before surgery, if the surgeon needs to be sure that there is a joint problem.
  • When a doctor needs to see how the joint moves in order to make a diagnosis.


ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical Reviewer Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
Brian D. O'Brien, MD - Internal Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer Arden Christen, DDS, MSD, MA, FACD - Dentistry

Current as ofNovember 20, 2015