Using Ultrasonography to Assess TMJ Disorders

In the field of human medicine, medical sonography is frequently used to visualize muscles, tendones, and internal organs. Ultrasounds are also standard during routine and emergency prenatal care, allowing medical professionals to visualize the developing fetus. En sonrisas de DC, we’ve taken this standard medical procedure and employed a fresh, cutting-edge twist: Using ultrasound technology to observe temporomandibular joint (ATM) disk displacement.

Affecting anywhere from 10 – 70% of the population (source), TMJ disorders are commonly characterized by pain and discomfort in the jaw and associated muscles. TMJ sufferers often experience speech impediments, as well as difficulty eating, chewing, and making facial expressions.

ultrasoundIn order to properly treat and manage TMJ disorders, los médicos deben diagnosticar primero la condición. Para hacer esto, DC Smiles’s Lawrence D. Cantante, DMD uses cutting-edge, state of the art ultrasound technology. Porque es más rentable y accesible que la proyección de imagen de resonancia magnética tradicional (RESONANCIA MAGNÉTICA) tecnología, empleando ultrasonografía permite Dr.. Singer to visualize, diagnosticar y posteriormente tratar trastornos de la ATM rápida y fácilmente, ofrecer a nuestros pacientes con acción inmediata.

Using ultrasound technology to diagnose and assess TMJ is a fast and precise approach that quickly puts our patients on the road to recovery and relief. For more information on how ultrasound technology can help you manage TMJ disorders, contact us.