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Orthod Fr. 2012 Mar;83(1):73-80. doi: 10.1051/orthodfr/2012006. Epub 2012 Mar 29.

[Imaging of temporo-mandibular disorders].

[Article in French]

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Pôle d'Odontologie Hôpital Rothschild Paris (AP-HP), UFR d'Odontologie, Université Paris Diderot-Paris 7, 5 rue Santerre, 75012 Paris, France - Service d'Imagerie Médicale Hôpital Hôtel-Dieu Paris (AP-HP), 1 place du Parvis Notre-Dame 75181Paris Cedex 4France.


Dominated for years by standard films (tomographic mouth open and mouth closed X-rays, MRI) radiographs of the TMJ have progressively lost their usefulness to diagnosticians who have progressively increased their reliance on well codified clinical examinations, which suffice in a great majority of cases.The indications for and diagnostic worth of radiological studies and the impact they have on the management of TMJ disorders are today quite low especially when the high cost of procedures like MRI, computerized tomography, and CBCT is taken into account. In this article we discuss the various maladies that dentists might encounter and the situations in which radiological examinations are still indicated.

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