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Evaluation of Temporomandibular Disorders in Children Using Limited Cone-beam Computed Tomography: a case report

  • Ruka Sakabe1
  • Jun Sakabe1
  • Yosuke Kuroki1
  • Ichiro Nakajima1,*,
  • Naoto Kijima1
  • Kazuya Honda1

1Department of Pediatric Dentistry, School of dentistry, Nihon University

DOI: 10.17796/jcpd.31.1.n1v37664753631r1 Vol.31,Issue 1,January 2007 pp.14-16

Published: 01 January 2007

*Corresponding Author(s): Ichiro Nakajima E-mail: nakajima-i@dent.nihon-u.ac.jp sakabe@fb4.so-net.ne.jp

Abstract

Considerable advances have been made in dental and orthodontic diagnosis resulting from the development of a device known as a limited cone beam dental compact-CT (3DX). This report documents the diagnostic procedures and treat-ment performed on an eight year old female patient who presented with clinical signs and symptoms of a temporo-

mandibular disorder (TMD). Evaluation of a bony abnormality of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) using the limit-ed cone-beam CT (3DX) proved to be of considerable value. A three-dimensional image of the right TMJ showed ero-sion and flattening of the condyle. Following treatment, there was marked alleviation of the clinical symptoms while considerable improvement of the bony abnormalities was clearly evident on a three-dimensional image.

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Ruka Sakabe,Jun Sakabe,Yosuke Kuroki,Ichiro Nakajima,Naoto Kijima,Kazuya Honda. Evaluation of Temporomandibular Disorders in Children Using Limited Cone-beam Computed Tomography: a case report. Journal of Clinical Pediatric Dentistry. 2007. 31(1);14-16.

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