What is an X-Ray of the TMJ?

Temporomandibular Joint or TMJ X-Ray may be performed to assess damage to the facial bones as well as the source of pain and discomfort on the cheek.

Who should get this test?

Your doctor might order a X-Ray of Temporomandibular Joint if a patient has any of these:

  • Bifid condyle
  • Foramen of Huschke
  • Condylar hypoplasia
  • Idiopathic condylar resorption
  • Condylar hyperplasia
  • Extensive pneumatization
  • Disc displacement
  • Pseudodisk
  • Stuck disc
  • Perforated disc
  • Joint effusion
  • Thickening of lateral pterygoid muscle attachment (double disk sign)
  • Osteochondritis dissecans and avascular necrosis
  • Loose bodies
  • Hypermobility
  • Ankylosis
  • Inflammatory arthritis
  • Degenerative (osteo)arthritis
  • Metabolic arthritis/crystalline arthropathies
  • Infectious arthritis
  • Synovial chondromatosis
  • Pigmented villonodular synovitis
  • Primary and secondary neoplasms, and other lesions

Is there radiation involved?

Yes. X-ray is an imaging test which involves a small amount of radiation to show pictures of the organs, tissues, and bones of the body.

When will I receive my results?

Once completed, you will receive your results within 3-5 business days in your LabFinder portal.

How do I prepare? Do I need to fast?

Please refer to the simple preparation guidelines or consult with your doctor or radiology center where you are being treated. Do not forget to bring your LabFinder Order and Insurance Card to your appointment.

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