Multiplanner Measurement to the Clicked Tempromandibular Joint (Condylar Process and Articular Dick) with Conbeam Computed Tomography
Keywords:mandibular condyle, glenoid fossa, Temporomandibular joint
Background: The purpose of the current study was to actualization, the relationship of condyle-fossa
position, in clinically symptomatic untreated in first dental special center in baquba, and by cone-beam
computed tomography (CBCT). Objectives: Cone-beam computed tomography was superior to conventional
radiography and conventional tomography for estimating internal disorders of temporomandibular joint.
Cone-beam computed tomography demonstrated excellent evaluation of bony structures. Methods: fifty
patients were examined in this study. Temporomandibular Joint with cone-beam computed tomography of
the patients. Width and shape of glenoid fossa, width and shape of condyle, symptoms of the patient, soft
tissue and clicking in both the right and left TMJs were measured. Data were analyzed using ANOVA test.
Results: A statistically significant differences in the position right and left condyles were found among
the patients that complete edentulous, partial edentulous, and fully erupted teeth. In patients, significant
statistical differences were found between right and left TMJs in both values the X axis and the Y axis values.
The difference between the right and the left X axis values in patients was also statistically significant.
Conclusion: Cone-beam computed tomography is most commonly used in oral and maxillofacial surgery,
implant dentistry and orthodontics. Cone-beam computed tomography examination not accepted unless its
medical necessity is established and the benefits superimposes the risks.