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X – Ray TM Joint -Open Mouth

Overview Brief

X-ray scanning is performed using invisible electromagnetic energy beams creating images of the bones and surrounding soft tissues.

What is X-Ray TM Joint -Open Mouth?

X-rays of the extremities are needed to evaluate bones for injury. X-rays can detect infection, arthritis, tendinitis, bone spurs, tumors, etc. X-rays can find and destroy cancerous tumors. This test is used to detect the source of jaw pain, headache, and earache due to temporomandibular (TM ) joints [1].

How is X-Ray TM Joint -Open Mouth?

The patient is required to follow these steps:

  • There should not be any movement, due to the sensitivity of the machine.
  • The patient should breathe out and hold while X-ray scanning is performed.

Weight-bearing X-rays may provide details on how soft tissues, bones, and joints perform together under load.

Side effects/risks of X-Ray TM Joint -Open Mouth

Some of the X-ray radiation is absorbed by the tissues. X-ray radiation during pregnancy may lead to birth defects [2].

  • The chances of developing cancer in later stages of life increase slightly due to X-ray radiation.
  • High levels of radiation lead to developing cataracts and burns on the skin.
  • Women are at higher risk than men to develop cancer at later stages, due to the same dose at the same age as of men.

Prolonged use of X-ray scanning radiation is to be consulted with the doctor.

Preparation before performing X-Ray TM Joint -Open Mouth

The doctor should be informed of any pre-existing conditions and any implants that might interfere with the scan. The doctor could be requested if a lead apron or a faster speed film could be used to reduce radiation exposure.

Post-care after X-Ray TM Joint -Open Mouth

No specific steps are necessary after the X-ray testing and you can resume your normal activity [3].

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