Diagnostic imaging for temporomandibular disorders and orofacial pain

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The focus of this article is diagnostic imaging used for the evaluation of temporomandibular disorders and orofacial pain patients. Imaging modalities discussed include conventional panoramic radiography, panoramic temporomandibular joint imaging mode, cone beam computed tomography, and magnetic resonance imaging. The imaging findings associated with common diseases of the temporomandibular joint are presented and indications for brain imaging are discussed. Advantages and disadvantages of each imaging modality are presented as well as illustrations of the various imaging techniques.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)405-418
Number of pages14
JournalDental clinics of North America
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 2013


  • CBCT
  • Cone beam computed tomography
  • Diagnostic imaging
  • Imaging
  • Orofacial pain
  • Temporomandibular disorders
  • Temporomandibular joint

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dentistry(all)


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