X - Ray Both TM Joints
Understanding X - Ray Both TM Joints
What is X - Ray Both TM Joints?
X-ray of the TM (Temporomandibular) Joints is used to visualise this joint and the surrounding soft tissues like skin and muscles using small amount of radiation. The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is the joint that connects the jaw bone (known as mandible) to the skull.
This test is prescribed by the doctor to diagnose any suspected injury or fracture of the temporomandibular (TM) joint, and to diagnose any suspected jaw dislocation.
What is X - Ray Both TM Joints used for?
- To diagnose any suspected injury or fracture of the temporomandibular (TM) joint
- To diagnose any suspected jaw dislocation
- To diagnose the cause of temporomandibular disorders which could be due to some problems of the muscles of the TM joint or because of the joint itself