The aim of this study is to analyze the literature on temporomandibular joint (TMJ) diseases in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). This literature review includes articles from 2003 to 2018 describing clinical studies or clinical cases of TMJ diseases in SLE. Publications not related to the study topic and those that did not have enough data were excluded from the survey. The investigation initially involved 35 articles, four of which were selected. The articles included studies on the pediatric and adult populations. In all the studies, except for one, a clinical examination was carried out, and in three of the studies additional radiographic methods were used. The information also included an overview of drug therapy. At present, there is limited information on the TMJ disorders in systemic lupus erythematosus and further research is required to properly diagnose the disease in dental appointments. © 2019 Journal of International Dental and Medical Research.