This online patient advisory is intended to provide you with general information. It is not a substitute for advice from your oral and maxillofacial surgeon. You are encouraged to discuss the benefits and risks of treatment with your surgeon. This is an abridged version of the ANZAOMS patient education pamphlet: “TMJ Disorders – a guide for patients”. The complete four-page pamphlet is available from your surgeon. It discusses causes of TMJ disorders, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment decisions, non-surgical treatments, surgical treatments, recovery and possible complications of surgery.