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Advanced Technology Aids in Proper Diagnosis

“Pain related to the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is common in the general population,” states an article published by the National Institutes of Health’s National Library of Medicine. Yet only about three to seven percent of the patients with associated pain seek medical attention.

Advancements in imaging of the temporomandibular joint are helping dental and health professionals properly diagnose TMJ disorders and better understand the biomechanics of the TMJ. The modalities include non-invasive imaging methods such as radiographs, ultrasound, CT, and MRI, all the way to invasive imaging like arthrography.

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