Radiographic Evaluation .
Transcranial Radloqraphs :
Temporomandibular Joint Arthrography
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Nuclear Imaging .
CLASSIFICATION OF TEMPOROMANDIBULAR
Disk Displacement Disorders
Anterior Disk D’splacernent with Reduction
Anterior Disk Displacement without Reduction
Degenerative Joint Disease (Arthrosis, Osteoarthritis)
Systemic Arthritic Conditions
Chronic Recurrent Dislocation
Anterior- Repositioning Splints
PERMANENT OCCLUSION MODIFICATION
.TEMPOROMANDIBULAR JOINT SURGERY
Disk Repai’ or Removal
Condylotomy for Treatment of Ternporornandibular
Total Joint Replacement
Patients frequently’ consul~ a dentist because .Of pain or dysfunction in the temporomandibular region. The most common causes of emporemandibular disorders (TMDs) are muscular disorders, hich are commonly referred to as myofascial pain and Mysflll1Ctioll. These muscular disorders are generally managed well with a variety of reversible nonsurgical treatment methods. Other causes of temporomandibular pain or dysfunction originate primarily within the temporomandibular joint (TMJ). These causes include internal derangement and osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, chronic recurrentdislocation, ankylosis, neoplasia, and infection. Although some of these disorders will respond to nonsurgical therapy, some cases may eventually require surgical treatment. If a successful result is to be achieved, management of health care service.