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X - Ray TM Joints Right SIde

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Male, Female
Test Preparation
  1. You may have to remove your jewelry and any metal objects which might interfere with the image.
  2. Pregnant women should inform their doctor (and x-ray technician) as the radiations may affect the fetus. If needed, precautions can be taken to lower the radiation exposure to the fetus.

Understanding X - Ray TM Joints Right SIde


What is X - Ray TM Joints Right SIde?

An X-ray TM Joints Right SIde helps to visualize the 2 joints which connects jawbone to the (brainbox) skull. The X-ray image is black and white. Dense structures such as the bones, appear white and softer body tissues, such as the skin and muscles appear darker. The actual exposure time to radiation is usually less than a second, although the overall test may take 15-20 minutes.

What is X - Ray TM Joints Right SIde used for?

  1. To detect Synovitis (inflammation of the synovial membrane of the TM joints), Capsulitis (inflammation of a capsule of TM joint), Myositis (inflammation of the muscle connected to the TM joints)
  2. To diagnose trauma in the temporomandibular (TM) joints and popping jaw (displaced disc in the jaw)
  3. To find out the reason of feeling of malocclusion (sensation of teeth not meeting together)
  4. To detect pain in one or both TM joint sites (arthralgia), osteoarthritis and osteoarthrosis (degeneration of the articular cartilage)
  5. To find out the internal temporomandibular joint derangement due to excess calcium deposition

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